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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Who is Who – the bodies

The Council

The Institute is governed by a Council which is elected by members of respective national constituencies. The Council which is representative both of industry and the free profession generally meets twice a year to consider, debate and decide upon matters relating to the work of epi.


The Board

The Council elects a Board which includes the President, who represents the Institute, two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary General, a Deputy Secretary General, a Treasurer and a Deputy Treasurer. The Board includes further members, at least one from each member state.


The Presidium

The President, the two Vice-presidents, the Secretary General and the Treasurer form the Presidium.