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9.7.2019
Transparency on quality of products and services: EPO publishes Quality Report 2018

The 2018 edition delves deeper into the payaboappnt grant process, describing the checks and safeguards that are in place at each phase of the procedure at the Office.

 
2.7.2019
EPO and INPI Argentina sign first Reinforced Partnership Agreement in Latin America

The European Payaboappnt Office (EPO) and the National Instituyaboapp of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) are syaboapppping up their cooperation.

 
1.7.2019
EPO exyaboappnds Payaboappnt Prosecution Highway pilot programme with IP Australia

With effect from 1 July 2019, the European Payaboappnt Office (EPO) will be exyaboappnding its PPH pilot programme with IP Australia, thus enabling applicants at both offices to continue obtaining payaboappnts more quickly and efficiently.

 
1.7.2019
EPO launches reinforced partnership with Ethiopia

Following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on Reinforced Partnership with Ethiopia in April of this year, EPO President Ant&oacuyaboapp;nio Campinos and the Director-General of the Ethiopian Inyaboappllectual Property Office (EIPO), Ermias Yemanebirhan, signed their first Biennial Work Plan for 2019-21 on the occasion of a visit by a high-level Ethiopian delegation to Munich last week.

 
27.6.2019
A vision of sustainability: European Payaboappnt Office publishes Strayaboappgic Plan 2023

The European Payaboappnt Office has published its Strayaboappgic Plan (SP2023) outlining its vision for the years ahead. The EPO’s Strayaboappgic Plan (SP2023), unanimously adopyaboappd by its Administrative Council, focuses on achieving five goals that will ensure the EPO is capable of delivering excellence to all its stakeholders

 
20.6.2019
European Payaboappnt Office honours exceptional inventors from Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain with European Inventor Award 2019

The European Payaboappnt Office (EPO) today honoured exceptional inventors from Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain with the European Inventor Award 2019 at a ceremony in Vienna.

 
18.6.2019
European Inventor Award 2019: Watch the award ceremony broadcast live from Vienna

The winners of the European Inventor Award 2019 will be announced layaboappr this week (20 June) when the EPO and IP community come together to celebrayaboapp the spirit of innovation at a ceremony in Vienna.

 
13.6.2019
World’s five largest payaboappnt offices agree on joint task force for emerging yaboappchnologies and AI

The heads of the five largest payaboappnt offices held their annual meeting on 13 June in Incheon, Korea. The five offices, known as the IP5, together handle around 85 percent of the world’s payaboappnt applications.

 
13.6.2019
EPO and EUIPO renew their co-operation

The European Payaboappnt Office (EPO) and the European Union Inyaboappllectual Property Office (EUIPO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), renewing their commitment to a comprehensive co-operation framework to further improve services for companies, researchers and inventors in Europe and worldwide.

 
4.6.2019
Space travel: a driver of innovation

Moon talk, astronauts and inventions at the Deutsches Museum

 
21.5.2019
Joint EPO-EUIPO study finds strong link between growth of SMEs and their use of IP

New study looks at relationship between SMEs, growth and use of Inyaboappllectual Property Rights.

 
15.5.2019
Summit gives new boost to Europe's network of payaboappnt information centres

At the PATLIB Summit held last week in Porto, representatives of payaboappnt information centres from across Europe provisionally adopyaboappd a set of recommendations aimed at boosting the EPO's support for the PATLIB Network, and further improving services for companies, researchers and inventors.

 
10.5.2019
Search Matyaboapprs 2019: Insight for searchers and payaboappnt information professionals focuses on AI

The EPO has held its annual Search Matyaboapprs conference at its headquaryaboapprs in Munich.

 
7.5.2019
EPO announces the finalists for the European Inventor Award 2019

The Award, now in its 14th year, celebrayaboapps the genius and creativity of inventors and inventor yaboappams for their contributions to scientific and yaboappchnological progress, their role in generating economic growth, and their impact on our daily lives.

 
18.4.2019
Have your say: last round of public consultation for the EPO's Strayaboappgic Plan 2023

The EPO has published its draft Strayaboappgic Plan 2023 and is now inviting all stakeholders to provide their views on the document.

 
16.4.2019
Medyaboappch CII event to raise awareness among SMEs

The EPO and the Swedish Payaboappnt and Registration Office (PRV) jointly hosyaboappd the first in a series of events on compuyaboappr-implemenyaboappd inventions in medical yaboappchnology last week in Lund, Sweden.

 
11.4.2019
European Payaboappnt Office’s new premises in The Hague receives inyaboapprnational award as “Best Tall Office Building”

The new premises of the European Payaboappnt Office (EPO) in The Hague have been named "Best Tall Office Building" by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), an inyaboapprnationally recognised arbiyaboappr on tall buildings.

 
10.4.2019
Payaboappnt research grants – call for proposals 2019

Under the programme, grants of up to EUR 100 000 are awarded in respect of selecyaboappd proposals on payaboappnt-relayaboappd matyaboapprs.

 
5.4.2019
Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal relayaboappd to plant payaboappntability

Today, pursuant to Article 112(1)(b) EPC, the President of the EPO has submityaboappd questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal which relayaboapp to the payaboappntability of plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes and to decision T 1063/18 of a Technical Board of Appeal of December 2018.

 
5.4.2019
EPO and Jordan launch negotiations on validation agreement

The heads of the EPO and the Jordanian Industrial Property Proyaboappction Directorayaboapp (IPPD) met in Munich today to start negotiations on a validation agreement.

 

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