Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office/European Patent Institute/epi
epi is an international institution founded on the basis of the European Patent Convention.
Authorised to Represent
epi is represented by the President, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer (see Art 10 Regulation on the establishment of an Institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office ["Founding Regulation"] and Arts 13-16 By-Laws of the Institute).
President: Francis Leyder
Secretary-General: Olga Sirakova
Treasurer: Peter Thomsen
The content of the epi website is generated with diligence and to the best of our knowledge. We are liable for this information according to general laws.
We exclude liability for external hyperlinks and content of third-party contributions on the epi website, e.g. on the forum. However, if we receive knowledge of infringement, the corresponding content will immediately be removed.
Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
Any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, communication to the public or any other use of the content of the epi-website shall require the prior consent of the epi, unless it is legally permitted.
epi Trade Mark
The epi trade mark is recorded in the following registers:
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 716320
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 000000010
German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) 1108779