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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

"Opposition & Appeal" epi roadshow supported by the EPO - cancelled

The Hague (NL): 17.03.2020

Starts: 17.03.2020 9:00hrs
Ends: 17.03.2020 17:00hrs


The Hague Conference Centre New Babylon
Anna van Buerenplein 29
2595 DA The Hague


We are sorry to announce that in response to the latest developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), epi has decided to cancel all meetings / events in the next couple of months. 

The "Opposition and Appeal" seminar provides you with an intensive and practical overview of all relevant legal and practical issues concerning opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

The new Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal entering into force on 1 January 2020 and their implications on the proceedings are dealt with in detail at the seminar.

The speakers will guide you through the various aspects of the proceedings including discussion of the landmark decisions of the Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal, which every patent attorney should have in mind at the start of and during opposition and appeal proceedings. The speakers will also discuss important tactical and strategic aspects, such as ‘how to draft a European patent application to avoid problems later in opposition and appeal’.

Content, i.a.

  • Admissibility of opposition
  • Grounds of opposition
  • Oral Proceedings in opposition
  • Admissibility of Appeal
  • Late filings during Appeal proceedings
  • Petition for Review


  • 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.

Working language

  • English

Registration fee

Participation fee (epi-member)
EUR 300,-
Participation fee (epi-student)
EUR 150,-
Participation fee (non epi-member)
EUR 380,-


For further information, please contact Barbara Riffert ([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.


Online registration is disabled for this event. Please contact us for further information.