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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Harmonisation Committee

The Harmonisation Committee deals with all questions concerning the worldwide harmonisation of Patent Law. In particular, the Committee advises the delegates named by the President of the Council for meetings of the Standing Committee on the law of Patents, convened by WIPO, or for other related meetings convened by WIPO, and reports to the Council about these meetings.

The Harmonisation Committee shall have a maximum of seven full members and a maximum of seven substitute members.

Terms of Reference of the Harmonisation Committee

Committee Members
Country Name
BE Francis Leyder (Secretary)
CH Axel Braun
DE Lothar Steiling
ES Luis-Alfonso Durán Moya
GB John Brown (Chair)
IE Naoise Gaffney
MC Tum Thach
BG Natasha Andreeva (subst.)
DK Bo Hammer Jensen (subst.)
FI Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (subst.)
FR Philippe Conan (subst.)
IT Filippo Santi (subst.)
SE Peter Martinsson (subst.)
TR Aydin Mutlu (subst.)