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epi Artists Exhibition 2018

epi Artists Exhibition11 -22 June 2018, European Patent Office.
epi members are invited to participate!

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New Professional Liability Insurance supported by the epi

epi members can now benefit from a new framework contract.

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epi Information

epi Informationepi publishes a quarterly journal. Its primary objective is to inform members of epi's current activities.

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Deadline next epi Information:
16 February 2018

Welcome

The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) came into existence pursuant to the European Patent Convention (EPC).

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January 30, 2018

EPPC Meeting

The European Patent Practice Committee (EPPC) met on 24 and 25 January. It was the first meeting of the Committee after the epi Council elected its members in the Council Meeting C83, held in Warsaw last 18th November, 2017.

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December 18, 2017

Amendment of Rule 51(1) EPC relating to the payment of renewal fees

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation held its 154th meeting in Munich on 13 and 14 December 2017. During the meeting, it approved to amend the wording of Rule 51(1) EPC to allow payment of the third year renewal fee up to six months before its due date. This enables all applicants to pay this renewal fee on regular entry into the European phase.

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