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IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway

August 04, 2016

The IP5 Offices launched on 6 January 2014 the comprehensive IP5 PPH Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programme.

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Nominate outstanding inventors for the European Inventor Award by 12 October 2016

July 18, 2016

The 11th annual European Inventor Award in Lisbon held on 9 June 2016 was a wonderful celebration of innovation.

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epi Communication regarding Brexit

July 14, 2016

Following the result of the referendum of June 23 in the UK to leave the EU, epi would like to point out: Since the UK will under any circumstances remain a member of the European Patent Convention, being not an EU instrument, there will be no consequences on the current system of European Patents. All existing European Patents validated in the UK will remain valid, even after the UK may have left the EU. Similarly, European Patent Applications filed in the past and in the future can be validated in the UK. All European Patent Attorneys situated in the UK will still be able to represent in all proceedings before the EPO.

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Meeting with the Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova

July 14, 2016

The meeting between the epi President, Mr Tony Tangena, and the Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI), Mr Octavian Apostol, was organized by the EPO in the framework of the IP Executive Week in Munich.

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Reform of the BoA approved by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation

July 04, 2016

Reform of the BoA approved by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation

The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation held its 148th meeting on 29th and 30th June 2016 in Munich.

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