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Meeting of the Supervisory Board of the EPO Academy

October 09, 2017

On 26 September 2017 there was a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the EPO Academy, where the activities and future plans of the Academy were discussed. The EPO Academy is a highly respected partner of epi in the field of educating our profession.
Tony Tangena, our immediate past president, attended this meeting on behalf of epi as an observer.


New access badges for EPO staff and visitors

October 05, 2017

The safeguarding of staff, visitors and business is of paramount importance to the EPO.
From early October 2017, the EPO will introduce new industry-standard, enhanced security badges for staff and visitors.


EPO SME case studies on IP strategy and IP management

September 29, 2017

The EPO has published a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) from different countries and operating in different industry sectors. The case studies show examples of how IP can create value, jobs and growth for SMEs.


epi preparation courses for the EQE – available now!

September 01, 2017

The registration for the preparation courses for the EQE now available.


epi Council reacts to problems of non-attendance at oral proceedings before the Examining and Opposition Divisions

July 27, 2017

During its 82nd meeting held last 24th and 25th April 2017 in Munich, the epi Council amended its Recommendation regarding non-attendance at oral proceedings to extend its scope of application to proceedings held before the Examining and Opposition Divisions.