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Seminar - EPO Formalities
EPO: a guide on formal
requirements and aspects
An in-depth EPO overview
2018-12-20 2019-11-21 Holiday Inn Leiden Haagse Schouwweg 10 2332 KG Amsterdam / Leiden +31(0) 71 535 5555 +31(0) 71 53 55 553

The Guide to EPO Formalities

Advanced course for administrators, assistants and paralegals

The seminar aims to give a practical, in-depth understanding of the European Patent System.
Topics
  • Formal Requirements, Fees & Time Limits
  • Search/Substantive Examination
  • Loss of Rights and Legal Remedies
  • Entry into the National/Regional Phase, EURO-PCT
  • Appeal, Review, Filing Requirements, Limitation, Revocation and more
  • New Rules on Opposition Procedure Entered into Force in 2019

This distinguishes our event

90%
'Learning on the job is fine but with this course the red line is a thicker line - all steps are in correct order and the time limits make a lot more sense!'
85%
'Must be visited!'
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'Very clear and understandable!'
90%
'A clear view about the EP procedure!'

Aims and objectives

This intensive two-day course will aid participants in the competent preparation of an application for filing before the EPO and provide guidance on subsequent administrative aspects such as the documentation required on filing, procedural steps, monitoring of time limits and fee payments.
The seminar aims to give a practical, in-depth understanding of the European Patent System. Participants will have the opportunity to raise questions on all aspects of the European patent granting procedure including the entry into the European phase. Commonly arising problems and practical solutions will be discussed.
Who should attend
This course is intended for paralegals, formalities officers/administrators, legal assistants and all those who require an in-depth overview of the administrative requirements of the EPO filing system. Attendees will also benefit from the speaker's expertise.
Your speakers
Nikolay Indjov
Legal Administrator Officer, PCT Affairs Department, European Patent Office, Munich (Germany)

Hans Looijen
Quality Assurance Expert , Principal Directorate Quality Management/Quality Support, Dir. 2.5.2, European Patent Office, Rijswijk (Netherlands)


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