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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Seminar: A fresh look at procedural aspects of appeal proceedings - November 2023

Madrid (ES): 22.11.2023

Starts: 22.11.2023 9:00hrs
Ends: 22.11.2023 17:30hrs


Hotel NH Madrid Nacional
Paseo del Prado, 48
28014 Madrid


Content Summary

  • Admissibility of the appeal
  • How to draft written submissions in appeal
  • Admittance of appeal submissions including a general discussion of the 2020 Rules of Procedure and an in-depth presentation of the case law developed under these provisions including, for example, the admittance of new facts, evidence and arguments and implications for opposition proceedings.
  • Oral proceedings in appeal
  • Acceleration of appeal proceedings
  • Reformatio in peius
  • Remittal to the first instance
  • Petition for review
  • Reimbursement of the appeal fee


  • Cornelis A.M. Mulder
  • Michele Maremonti

Target group

The seminar is intended for patent attorneys, heads and members of patent and legal departments and attorneys at law. The seminar is conducted in person. Online participation is not possible.

Level of expertise
Intermediate level

Application and use of personal data

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After the event we will send you a link for a feedback survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary. The data processing in the survey is anonymous. If you do not wish to receive the link, you can object to the data processing in advance. To do so, please contact [email protected].

Working language

  • English

Registration fee

Participation fee (epi-member)
EUR 320,-
Participation fee (non epi-member)
EUR 380,-
Participation fee (epi-student)
EUR 160,-


For further information, please contact Noreen Osterlehner ([email protected]).

Minimum number of participants

*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the event will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.


Event has free slots available

Registration deadline

Registration is open until 14.11.2023 The order of receipt by epi will determine the attendance in case of over-subscription.


The registration deadline for this event (14.11.2023) is over.