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Citation: OJ EPO 2016, A73
Online publication date: 30.9.2016

Composition of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (as at September 2016)

 

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

 

 

Mr Jesper Kongstad, Director General, Danish Patent and Trademark Office

Mr Miklós Bendzsel, Former President, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

 

 

 

Member state

Representative

Alternate representative

AL

Albania

Mr Elvin Lako, General Director, General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks

Ms Elvanda Mece, Director of Examination Coordination and Training, General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks

AT

Austria

Frau Mariana Karepova, Präsidentin, Österreichisches Patentamt

Frau Andrea Scheichl, Vizepräsidentin, Österreichisches Patentamt

BE

Belgium

M. Jérôme Debrulle, Conseiller général, Office de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Service Public Fédéral Économie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Énergie

M. Geoffrey Bailleux, Conseiller, Office de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Service Public Fédéral Économie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Énergie

BG

Bulgaria

Mr Petko Nikolov, President, Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

Ms Olya Dimitrova, Director, Inventions and Industrial Designs Directorate, Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

CH

Switzerland

Herr Roland Grossenbacher, Vertreter der Schweiz im Verwaltungsrat der EPO, Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum

Herr Alban Fischer, Vizedirektor und Leiter der Patentabteilung, IGE, Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum

CY

Cyprus

Mr Spyros Kokkinos, Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism

Ms Stalo Papaioannou, Senior Officer of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry & Tourism

CZ

Czech Republic

Mr Josef Kratochvíl, President, Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic

Ms Svĕtlana Kopecká, Director of the International Department, Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic

DE

Germany

Herr Christoph Ernst, Ministerialdirigent, Bundesministerium der Justiz

Frau Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, Präsidentin, Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt

DK

Denmark

Mr Jesper Kongstad, Director General, Danish Patent and Trademark Office

Ms Anne Rejnhold Jørgensen, Director, Policy & Legal Affairs, Danish Patent and Trademark Office

EE

Estonia

Mr Margus Viher, Director General, Estonian Patent Office

Ms Elle Mardo, Head of the Patent Department, Estonian Patent Office

ES

Spain

Ms Patricia García-Escudero Márquez, Director General, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

Mr Pedro Cartagena Abella, Senior Adviser, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

FI

Finland

Ms Rauni Hagman, Director General, Finnish Patent and Registration Office

Mr Jorma Hanski, Director, Patents and Innovations Line, Finnish Patent and Registration Office

FR

France

M. Jean-Marc Le Parco, Directeur général délégué, Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI)

M. Philippe Cadre, Directeur des brevets, des marques et des dessins et modèles, Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI)

GB

United Kingdom

Mr Sean Dennehey, Acting Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office

Ms Liz Coleman, Divisional Director, Patents Directorate, Intellectual Property Office

GR

Ellas

Mr Ioannis Kaplanis, Director General, Industrial Property Organisation (OBI)

Mr Ioannis Boumparis, Deputy Director General, Industrial Property Organisation (OBI)

HR

Croatia

Ms Ljiljana Kuterovac, Director General, State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia

Ms Ana Rački Marinković, Deputy Director General, State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia

HU

Hungary

Mr Miklós Bendzsel, Former President, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

N.N.

IE

Ireland

Mr Gerard Barrett, Controller, Irish Patents Office

N.N.

IS

Iceland

Ms Borghildur Erlingsdóttir, Director General, Icelandic Patent Office

Ms Elfa Íshólm Ólafsdóttir, Head of Finance and Operation Division, Icelandic Patent Office

IT

Italy

Mr Mauro Masi, Delegate for Intellectual Property, Directorate General for Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms Loredana Gulino, Director General, General Directorate for the fight against counterfeiting - Italian Patent and Trademark Office, Ministry for Economic Development

LI

Liechtenstein

Frau Isabel Frommelt-Gottschald, Botschaftsrätin, Amt für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Frau Esther Schindler, Diplomatische Mitarbeiterin, Amt für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten

LT

Lithuania

Mr Arūnas Želvys, Director, State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania

Mr Žilvinas Danys, Deputy Director, State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania

LU

Luxembourg

M. Lex Kaufhold, Conseiller de direction 1ère classe, Chargé de direction, Office de la propriété intellectuelle, Ministère de l'Économie et du Commerce extérieur

M. Claude Sahl, Chef du secteur "Législation", Office de la propriété intellectuelle, Ministère de l'Économie et du Commerce extérieur

LV

Latvia

Mr Sandris Laganovskis, Director, Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia

Mr Guntis Ramāns, Director of the Department of Examination of Inventions, Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia

MC

Monaco

M. Thomas Lantheaume, Directeur Adjoint, Direction de l'Expansion Économique

M. Jean-Pierre Santos, Chef de Division, Division de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Direction de l'Expansion Économique

MK

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mr Safet Emruli, Director, State Office of Industrial Property

Mr Jetmir Shabani, Head of Patent Section, State Office of Industrial Property

MT

Malta

Mr Godwin Warr, Director General, Commerce Department, Comptroller of Industrial Property, Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

Ms Michelle Bonello, Director, Industrial Property Registrations, Commerce Department, Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

NL

Netherlands

Mr Derk-Jan De Groot, Director, Netherlands Patent Office

Mr Paul Van Beukering, Unit Manager, Ministry of Economic Affairs

NO

Norway

Mr Per A. Foss, Director General, Norwegian Industrial Property Office

Mr Jostein Sandvik, Director, Legal and International Affairs, Norwegian Industrial Property Office

PL

Poland

Ms Alicja Adamczak, President, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

Ms Ewa Nizińska Matysiak, Director of the Cabinet of the President, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

PT

Portugal

Ms Maria Leonor Mendes da Trindade, President of the Directive Council, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Mr Marco Dinis, Member of the Directive Council, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

RO

Romania

Ms Bucura Ionescu, Director General, State Office for Inventions and Trademarks

Mr Bogdan Geavela, Expert, International Cooperation Bureau, State Office for Inventions and Trademarks

RS

Serbia

Mr Vladimir Marić, Acting Director, Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia

Ms Mirjana Jelić, Assistant Director of the Patent Sector, Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia

SE

Sweden

Ms Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, Swedish Patent and Registration Office

Ms Karin Bergh, Chief Legal Counsel, Swedish Patent and Registration Office

SI

Slovenia

Mr Vojko Toman, Acting Director, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

Ms Helena Zalaznik, Head of Patent Department, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

SK

Slovakia

Mr Ľuboš Knoth, President, Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

Ms Lukrécia Marčoková, Directress, Patent Department, Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

SM

San Marino

Ms Silvia Rossi, Director, State Office for Patents and Trademarks

Mr Bruno Cinquantini, Advisor, Secretariat of State for Industry, Handcraft and Commerce, State Office for Patents and Trademarks

TR

Turkey

Mr Habip Asan, President, Turkish Patent Institute

Mr Ibrahim Yaşar, Vice President, Turkish Patent Institute