The safeguarding of staff, visitors and business is of paramount importance to the EPO.
From early October 2017, the EPO will introduce new industry-standard, enhanced security badges for staff and visitors.
The EPO has published a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) from different countries and operating in different industry sectors. The case studies show examples of how IP can create value, jobs and growth for SMEs.
During its 82nd meeting held last 24th and 25th April 2017 in Munich, the epi Council amended its Recommendation regarding non-attendance at oral proceedings to extend its scope of application to proceedings held before the Examining and Opposition Divisions.