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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Election to Council 2017

September 19, 2016

Dear epi Member,

At the beginning of next year, the Council of the Institute is due to be elected for its new term. You can declare from 1st October 2016 – 1st November 2016 according to the Rules for Election to Council that you are ready to stand for election or for re-election to the Council. This time your nomination can be done online through the epi website. The instructions how to log-in on the epi website are here. Please log in on the epi website and click on "Elections" in the right sidebar. Alternatively, if the online nomination is impossible for you, you can use the nomination paper form that will be sent to you by 1st October 2016.

The usual case is that you stand for election in your own constituency, corresponding to your address registered at the EPO. Your constituency is the State party to the EPC in which you have your place of business or employment.

The election shall be by remote e-voting. You shall receive on 15 January 2017 at the latest, a web address for a secure website, and a personal password from our independent voting service provider. The epi Secretariat will send you a ballot paper by post if remote e-voting is impossible for you.

You can request the ballot paper by returning a corresponding form that you will receive together with the paper nomination form mentioned above. The form must be received by the epi Secretariat at the latest on 1st November 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact the epi Secretariat.

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