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  • This year, the European Patent Office (EPO) and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their bilateral cooperation. To mark this occasion, an international symposium is being...[more]

  • Bank closure in Greece

    July 23, 2015

    The EPO has issued a Notice of the EPO President regarding the problems caused by the bank closure in Greece and the ban on cross-border payments. The Notice refers to Rule 134(5) EPC, which applies in case of an exceptional...[more]