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News from the European Patent Office
  1. During the month of August, all EPO canteens and cafeterias are turning into cashless premises.
  2. This step enhances relations between the two technology organisations, and is also an invitation to other local institutions as well as Bavarian stakeholders to engage in an inspiring exchange on innovation.
  3. The EPO has published its Environmental Report 2018 which presents the environmental impact of the EPO's operations data across all locations in Berlin, Munich, The Hague and Vienna in 2018 and compares the results with those achieved in 2017.
  4. The European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (INPI) have agreed to work towards enhancing their co-operation.
  5. The EPO hosted the 11th annual meeting of the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organisations (ENMO) last week (9-12 July) at its headquarters in Munich, bringing together senior ethics officers from 37 multilateral intergovernmental institutions.
  6. The EPO published its Social Report 2018, which offers a comprehensive overview of staff and working conditions at the Office.
  7. The EPO yesterday partnered with TEDxYouth@München and engaged in dialogue with young opinion leaders.
  8. The 2018 edition delves deeper into the patent grant process, describing the checks and safeguards that are in place at each phase of the procedure at the Office.
  9. The European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) are stepping up their cooperation.
  10. With effect from 1 July 2019, the European Patent Office (EPO) will be extending its PPH pilot programme with IP Australia, thus enabling applicants at both offices to continue obtaining patents more quickly and efficiently.