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Supervisory Board of the Academy

The Supervisory Board is one of the organs of the Academy, see CA/D 10/04 and CA/D 4/14.

Responsibilities of the Supervisory Board

  1. The Supervisory Board shall:
    1. on a proposal from the President of the Office, adopt the strategic guidelines for the Academy;
    2. give an opinion on the draft annual work programme for the Academy;
    3. give an opinion on the draft annual budget proposal for the Academy;
    4. after consulting the President of the Office, approve, as necessary, the setting up of ad hoc working parties which may include all or only the affected member states, organisations contributing to the financing of a project, the epi and educational institutions;
    5. adopt a policy regarding tuition fees;
    6. give an opinion on and endorse the reports on the activities of the Academy;
    7. appoint up to four experts in intellectual property education and training according to Article 11(1)(f).
  2. The Supervisory Board shall present to the Administrative Council the results of the monitoring and evaluation procedure regarding the overall work and effectiveness of the Academy.

Participants:

  1. Five members chosen by the Administrative Council from among its own members or its committees
  2. President of the European Patent Office
  3. Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board
  4. Executive Director of the Academy

Observers

  1. Two deputy members chosen by the Administrative Council from among its own members or its committees
  2. Contracting states not represented on the Supervisory Board
  3. Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi)
  4. BUSINESSEUROPE, The Confederation of European Business
  5. European Commission (EC)
  6. European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  7. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Other participants

  1. Board of Auditors
  2. Staff Committee