EPO News News from the European Patent Office

  • Celebrating diversity throughout Europe
    on 30 July 2020 at 22:00

    To mark LGBT+ pride in Amsterdam, the EPO raises the rainbow flag at its office in the Netherlands

  • Summary published for user consultation on EPO Guidelines
    on 30 July 2020 at 22:00

    The EPO has published the statistical summary of almost 150 submissions received from users in the first ever public consultation on the EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines.

  • IP5 agree to strengthen co-operation to tackle global challenges
    on 23 July 2020 at 22:00

    The heads of the world’s five largest intellectual property offices (IP5) convened for their 13th annual meeting, the first to be conducted by video conference, to take stock of major achievements in their co-operation initiatives over the past year, and address the priorities for IP5 co-operation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • EPO President meets with Ibero-American IPOs
    on 21 July 2020 at 22:00

    On Wednesday 15 July the President of the EPO, António Campinos, met with the Heads of the Ibero-American intellectual property offices. The virtual meeting replaced the annual EPO-IMPI joint event usually held in Geneva in the fringes of the WIPO General Assemblies.

  • Interest in 3D printing strongly on the rise
    on 20 July 2020 at 22:00

    Joint EPO and EUIPO 3D printing conference draws participants from Europe and beyond