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EPO Events Announced for Search Matters and Examination Matters

The EPO has announced two events to take place at its office in The Hague: •    an event for search professionals – “Search Matters 2016” (June 8-10)  – more details at   •    an event for professional representatives – “Examination Matters 2016” (June 15-16) – more details at Read More

EPO Academy Seminars Announced

The EPO Academy has announced a seminar entitled “”PCT at the EPO” which will take place (in the German language) in four successive modules at the EPO headquarters in Munich, starting with the first module on July 4, 2016. Further information is available at: Module 1, Module 2,  Module 3 and  Module 4. Read More

AIPPI Visit at EPO

On March 8 and 9, 2016, EPO President Benoit Battistelli hosted a delegation headed by President Felipe Claro and Vice-President Hao Ma for AIPPI’s annual visit to Munich to discuss with EPO officials matters of mutual interest. Read More


On March 8, 2016, President Felipe Claro and Vice-President Hao Ma lead an AIPPI delegation to WIPO headquarters in Geneva for the annual meeting and discussions with Director General Francis Gurry and other officials of WIPO. Read More

EC consultation on supply chain management and IP protection

The European Commission (DG GROW/Joint Research Centre) has launched a public consultation on the mechanisms developed by companies to secure their supply chains and thereby protect their IP. The consultation is directed to companies and SME’s are highly encouraged to participate. Please see Read More

OHIM – DesignEuropa Awards: Celebrating design in the EU

Applications are now open for the inaugural edition of the DesignEuropa Awards, organised by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s largest intellectual property agency. The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders, whether they are individual right holders, SMEs or large enterprises. […] Read More