European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) offers inventors a uniform application procedure which enables them to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries. Supervised by the Administrative Council, the Office is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.
Mission and vision
As the Patent Office for Europe, we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.
The current President of the EPO is Benoît Battistelli of France.
A list of public holidays at each EPO site.
Access our flagship publication presenting highlights and statistics for each year.