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Council elects new Secretary General and welcomes Executive Director

May 08, 2021

epi C90 Council meeting took place on 8 May 2021 by videoconference.

A total of 160 members attended the meeting.


Correction to the By-Laws published on 01.02.21

May 06, 2021

The epi Council approved the recruitment of an Executive Director at the Council meeting C86 and approved the amendments to the corresponding epi regulations at the Council meeting C87 including a transitional provision which conferred to the Presidium the competence to determine the date of entry into force of the new provisions.


epi files a further amicus curiae brief in case G1/21 - ViCo oral proceedings

April 29, 2021

Following its filing of a preliminary brief on 12 April 2021, which addressed the composition of the panel of the Enlarged Board of Appeal dealing with the reference under case G 1/21, the epi has filed on 27 April 2021 a substantive brief dealing with the referred question itself.


EQE 2022

April 21, 2021

The dates for the EQE examinations in 2022 have been released (here).

Please note that the examinations will be spread across a two week period with a gap of at least one day between each of the main examinations.


World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2021

April 19, 2021

In 2000, WIPO's member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP.