Actus du 02 Avril 2020 - source :

Users discuss expanding use of ViCos in oral proceedings at first-ever online SACEPO meeting

The EPO's Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO) earlier this week held its user consultation meeting for the first time by video conference (ViCo). Read more

Actus du 31 Mars 2020 - source :

The EPO mourns with Italy over lives lost

Italy will today mourn the lives lost to Covid-19. Throughout the country, flags will be flown at half-mast and the nation will observe a minute of silence. Read more

Actus du 27 Mars 2020 - source :

EPO President Campinos: “Now is the time to make the UPP a reality”

The EPO strongly welcomes the announcement of the German government to continue its support for the introduction of the Unitary Patent system in Europe. Read more

Actus du 27 Mars 2020 - source :

EPO switches off lights to support Earth Hour 2020

Sustainability is a long-standing priority at the EPO, both from a governance perspective and at each site. The Office is committed to making a greater contribution to the long-term environmental goals of the Paris Agreement 2015 and aims to deliver all activities with the least environmental impact possible. Read more

Actus du 16 Mars 2020 - source :

WIPO Update on Covid-19: IP Service Operations Continuing; Remote Work Prioritized

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today announced that it was reserving access to its Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters for personnel essential to the delivery of the Organization’s business continuity protocol, while reassuring that processing of applications filed via WIPO’s Global IP Services has not been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more

Actus du 12 Mars 2020 - source :

Update on Coronavirus - SUPERSEDED by new continually updated page

Information for external partners and potential visitors to the EPO Read more

Actus du 12 Mars 2020 - source :

Digital technologies take top spot in European patent applications

According to the EPO Patent Index 2019, the surge in the fields of digital communication (+19.6%) and computer technology (+10.2%) is fuelling the sustained growth in patent filings Read more

Actus du 09 Mars 2020 - source :

Celebrating women inventors

To mark International Women's Day, the EPO looks back at women whose ground-breaking inventions push the boundaries of innovation. Read more

Actus du 04 Mars 2020 - source :

WIPO’s Coordination Committee Nominates Singapore’s Daren Tang for Post of Director General

The Coordination Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has nominated Mr. Daren Tang from Singapore for the post of Director General. Read more

Actus du 02 Mars 2020 - source :

Open for public consultation: EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines

The EPO today launched a public consultation on its Guidelines and invites interested parties to provide input Read more

Actus du 26 Février 2020 - source :

IP high on the agenda of Croatia’s first EU presidency

A delegation headed by the EPO President attended an international conference on challenges in intellectual property held in Zagreb last week under Croatia's EU Council presidency. Read more