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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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Deadline for enrolling for the pre-examination of the EQE 2017 expires tomorrow (2nd June, 2016).

June 01, 2016

Dear epi Students,

The deadline for enrolling for the pre-examination of the EQE 2017 expires tomorrow (2nd June, 2016). You cannot rely on your status as an epi student for this enrollment. You must enroll via to EPO website and must provide the EPO with all required documents and pay the required fee to the EPO on or before the 2nd June, 2016.

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Decision of EQE Supervisory Board

May 31, 2016

This is to inform you about the decision of the EQE Supervisory Board (SB) which entered into force on 1 April 2016 implementing a compulsory early registration procedure for candidates who intend to enroll for the first time for the EQE.

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