EPO Congratulates Polish Patent Office on Its 100th Anniversary

EPO Congratulates Polish Patent Office on Its 100th Anniversary


A delegation from the European Patent Office led by EPO President António Campinos participated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland organised in Warsaw. Mr Campinos met with the Polish Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Jadwiga Emilewicz, and the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President, Andrzej Dera. During the meetings both sides highlighted the importance of IP and patents for the economy and innovation, and the fruitful co-operation between the EPO and Poland. Poland has been a member of the European Patent Organisation since 2004. The EPO and Polish patent office are implementing a range of joint activities including professional training, qualification of professional representatives, strengthening of patent-related services to industry, patent awareness and improvement of patent information tools and services.In 2017, Polish inventors, companies and research institutions filed over 460 patent applications at the EPO, an increase of 14% over the previous year, and well above the EU average growth. During his visit to Warsaw, EPO President Campinos also participated in the 2018 DesignEuropa Awards ceremony.

Source: EPO 

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