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The EPO further reduces its environmental impact

17 August 2018 The EPO has published its 2017 Environmental Report, which presents environmental data and reports on progress the Office achieved in its environmental performance across all EPO locations in Berlin, Munich,...

IP5 pilot project on collaborative search and examination under the PCT

IP5 pilot project on collaborative search and examination under the PCT I. Concept 1. Following the first two pilot projects on collaborative search and examination (CS&E) under the PCT, which were conducted...

The list of the representatives of the Member States on the Administrative Council has...

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Making the IP ecosystem more efficient and effective: EPO hosts 2018 IP Executive Week

10 July 2018 The EPO this week hosts the fifth edition of the IP Executive Week. The annual event is co-organised with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and brings together delegates from a network...

EPO launches first-ever reinforced co-operation programme with South Africa

29 June 2018 EPO President Benoît Battistelli and CIPC Commissioner Rory VollerEPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of South Africa, Rory Voller, signed a...

EPO – Social Report 2017

29 June 2018 The EPO has published its Social Report 2017, which provides a comprehensive overview of staff and working conditions at the Office. First published in 2013, the Social Report aims to increase...

Access to the EPO’s new building in The Hague

The EPO’s new building in The Hague was inaugurated on 27 June 2018. As the entrance to the new building will not be opened until later in the year, visitors...