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International exhibitions as referred to in Article 55 EPC

OJ EPO 1979, 159; OJ EPO 1981, 221; OJ EPO 1983, 37; OJ EPO 1984, 51; OJ EPO 1985, 32; OJ EPO 1986, 43; OJ EPO 1987, 86; OJ EPO 1988, 159; OJ EPO 1989, 156; OJ EPO 1990, 183; OJ EPO 1991, 240; OJ EPO 1992, 202; OJ EPO 1993, 266; OJ EPO 1994, 276; OJ EPO 1995, 270; OJ EPO 1996, 246; OJ EPO 1997, 190; OJ EPO 1998, 230; OJ EPO 1999, 242; OJ EPO 2000, 224; OJ EPO 2001, 227; OJ EPO 2002, 228; OJ EPO 2003, 161; OJ EPO 2004, 223; OJ EPO 2005, 295; OJ EPO 2006, 326; OJ EPO 2007, 298; OJ EPO 2008, 266; OJ EPO 2009, 284; OJ EPO 2010, 280; OJ EPO 2011, 324; OJ EPO 2012, 342; OJ EPO 2013, 270; OJ EPO 2014, A48; OJ EPO 2015, A43)

1. The following list enumerates, for purposes of the application of Article 55(1)(b) EPC, those international exhibitions falling within the terms of the Convention relating to International Exhibitions signed at Paris on 22 November 1928 and last revised on 30 November 1972 which have been registered so far by the International Exhibitions Bureau.

Period

Place

Theme[ 1 ]

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1979, 159

1.5.-31.10.1983

Knoxville, Tennessee (US)

Special Exhibition on Energy

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1981, 221

14.6.-12.7.1981

Plovdiv (BG)

Specialised exhibition on "La Chasse" (Hunting)

1.5.-31.10.1982

Knoxville, Tennessee (US)

Specialised exhibition on "L'énergie" (Energy)

12.5.-11.11.1984

New Orleans (US)

Specialised exhibition on "Le monde des fleuves – L'eau douce, source de vie" (The World of Rivers – Freshwater, the fount of life)

17.3.-16.9.1985

Tsukuba (JP)

Specialised exhibition on "La maison et son environnement – Science et Technologie au service de l'Homme chez lui" (Home and the Environment – Science and technology in the service of man in his home)

2.5.-13.10.1986

Vancouver (CN)

Specialised exhibition on "Les transports – L'Homme en mouvement" (Transport – Man on the Move)

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1983, 37

8.4.-10.10.1982

Amsterdam (NL)

Floriade

1.5.-31.10.1982

Knoxville, Tennessee (US)

Energy

28.4.-9.10.1983

München (DE)

International Horticultural Exhibition Munich 1983

2.5.-21.10.1984

Liverpool (GB)

International Garden Festival – Liverpool 1984

12.5.-11.11.1984

New Orleans, Louisiana (US)

The World of Rivers – Freshwater, the fount of life

17.3.-16.9.1985

Tsukuba (JP)

Home and the Environment – Science and technology in the service of man in his home

2.5.-13.10.1986

Vancouver (CN)

Transport – Man on the Move

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1984, 51

2.5.-21.10.1984

Liverpool (GB)

International Garden Festival – Liverpool 1984

12.5.-11.11.1984

New Orleans, Louisiana (US)

The World of Rivers – Freshwater, the fount of life

17.3.-16.9.1985

Tsukuba (JP)

Home and the Environment – Science and technology in the service of man in his home

2.5.-13.10.1986

Vancouver (CN)

Transport – Man on the Move

 

 

OJ EPO 1985, 32

17.3.-16.9.1985

Tsukuba[ 2 ] (JP)

Home and the Environment – Science and technology in the service of man in his home
4.11.-30.11.1985

Plovdiv[ 2 ] (BG)

Achievement of the Young Inventors
2.5.-13.10.1986

Vancouver[ 2 ] (CN)

Transport – Man on the Move
30.4.-30.10.1988

Brisbane[ 2 ] (AU)

Leisure in the Age of Technology
17.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
1.5.-31.10.1992

Chicago[ 3 ] (US)

The Age of Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1986, 43

2.5.-13.10.1986

Vancouver[ 2 ] (CA)

Transport – Man in Motion
30.4.-30.10.1988

Brisbane[ 2 ] (AU)

Leisure in the Age of Technology
17.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
1.5.-31.10.1992

Chicago[ 3 ] (US)

The Age of Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

OJ OEB 1987, 86

12.12.1987-25.4.1988

Milano[ 2 ] (IT)

Cities of the World and the Future of the Metropolis
30.4.-30.10.1988

Brisbane[ 2 ] (AU)

Leisure in the Age of Technology
1.4.-30.9.1990

Osaka (JP)

International Garden and Greenery Exhibition
17.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
1.5.-31.10.1992

Chicago[ 3 ] (US)

The Age of Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1988, 159

12.12.1987-25.4.1988

Milano[ 2 ] (IT)

Cities of the World and the Future of the Metropolis
30.4.-30.10.1988

Brisbane[ 2 ] (AU)

Leisure in the Age of Technology
1.4.-30.9.1990

Osaka (JP)

International Garden and Greenery Exhibition
17.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
15.5.-15.8.1992

Genova[ 2 ] (IT)

Christopher Columbus: The Ship and the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1989, 156

1.4.-30.9.1990

Osaka (JP)

International Garden and Greenery Exhibition
7.6.-7.7.1991

Plovdiv[ 2 ] (BG)

Youth Inventiveness for a Peaceful World
17.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
15.5.-15.8.1992

Genova[ 2 ] (IT)

Christopher Columbus: The Ship and the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1990, 183

1.4.-30.9.1990

Osaka (JP)

International Garden and Greenery Exhibition
7.6.-7.7.1991

Plovdiv[ 2 ] (BG)

Youth Inventiveness for a Peaceful World
28.11.1991-23.2.1992

Milano[ 2 ] (IT)

XVIIIth Triennale – Man-made and Natural Environments – Confronting the Ecological Challenge
17.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
15.5.-15.8.1992

Genova[ 2 ] (IT)

Christopher Columbus:
The Ship and the Sea
23.4.-17.10.1993

Stuttgart[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 93 – Horticulture

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1991, 240

7.6.-7.7.1991

Plovdiv[ 2 ] (BG)

Youth Inventiveness for a Peaceful World
28.11.1991-23.2.1992

Milano[ 2 ] (IT)

XVIIIth Triennale – Man-made and Natural Environments – Confronting the Ecological Challenge
20.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
April – Nov. 1992
April - Nov 1992
avril - nov. 1992

Den Haag-Zoetermeer[ 2 ] (NL)

Horticulture
15.5.-15.8.1992

Genova[ 2 ] (IT)

Christopher Columbus: The Ship and the Sea
23.4.-17.10.1993

Stuttgart[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 93 – Horticulture
7.8.-7.11.1993

Taejon[ 2 ] (KR)

The Challenge of a New Road to Development

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1992, 202

6.2.-3.5.1992

Milano[ 2 ] (IT)

XVIIIth Triennale – Man-made and Natural Environments – Confronting the Ecological Challenge
20.4.-12.10.1992

Sevilla[ 3 ] (ES)

The Age of Discovery
April – Nov. 1992
April - Nov 1992
avril - nov. 1992

Den Haag-Zoetermeer[ 2 ] (NL)

Horticulture
15.5.-15.8.1992

Genova[ 2 ] (IT)

Christopher Columbus: The Ship and the Sea
23.4.-17.10.1993

Stuttgart[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 93 – Horticulture
7.8.-7.11.1993

Taejon[ 2 ] (KR)

The Challenge of a New Road to Development

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1993, 266

23.4.-17.10.1993

Stuttgart[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 93 – Horticulture
7.8.-7.11.1993

Taejon[ 2 ] (KR)

The Challenge of a New Road to Development
11.5.-4.10.1996

Budapest[ 2 ] (HU)

Communication for a better world

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1994, 276

7.8.-7.11.1993

Taejon[ 2 ] (KR)

The Challenge of a New Road to Development
11.5.-4.10.1996

Budapest[ 2 ] (HU)

Communication for a better world

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1995, 270

11.5.-4.10.1996

Budapest[ 2 ] (HU)

Communication for a better world
11.5.-30.9.1998

Lisboa[ 2 ] (PT)

The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1996, 246

22.5.-30.9.1998

Lisboa[ 2 ] (PT)

The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future
1.6.-31.10.2000

Hannover[ 3 ] (DE)

Man, Nature, Technology

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1997, 190

22.5.-30.9.1998

Lisboa[ 2 ] (PT)

The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future
1.5.-31.10.1999

Kunming[ 2 ] (CN)

Horticultural Exhibition
1.6.-31.10.2000

Hannover[ 3 ] (DE)

Man, Nature, Technology

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1998, 230

22.5.-30.9.1998

Lisboa[ 2 ] (PT)

The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future
1.5.-31.10.1999

Kunming[ 2 ] (CN)

Horticultural Exhibition
1.6.-31.10.2000

Hannover[ 3 ] (DE)

Man, Nature, Technology
25.3.-25.9.2005

Seto (Aichi)[ 2 ] (JP)

Beyond Development: Discovering Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 1999, 242

1.5.-31.10.1999

Kunming[ 2 ] (CN)

International Horticultural Exhibition
1.6.-31.10.2000

Hannover[ 3 ] (DE)

EXPO 2000 – Man, Nature, Technology
Mitte April - Mitte Oktober 2002[ 4 ]

Mid-April - Mid-October 2002

Mi-avril - mi-octobre 2002
Haarlemmermeer[ 2 ] (NL)
Floriade Haarlemmermeer
Mitte April - Mitte Oktober 2003[ 4 ]

Mid-April - Mid-October 2003

Mi-avril - mi-octobre 2003

Rostock[ 2 ] (DE)

Floriade Rostock IGA
25.3.-25.9.2005

Seto (Aichi)[ 2 ] (JP)

Beyond Development: Discovering Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2000, 224

1.6.-31.10.2000

Hannover[ 3 ] (DE)

EXPO 2000 – Man, Nature, Technology
Mitte April - Mitte Oktober 2002[ 4 ]
Haarlemmermeer[ 2 ] (NL)
Floriade Haarlemmermeer
Mitte April - Mitte Oktober 2003[ 4 ]

Rostock[ 2 ] (DE)

Floriade Rostock IGA

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2001, 227

6.4.-20.10.2002
Haarlemmermeer[ 2 ] (NL)
Floriade Haarlemmermeer
25.4.-12.10.2003

Rostock[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 2003 – Horticultural exhibition
25.3.-25.9.2005

Aichi[ 2 ] (JP)

Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2002, 228

6.4.-20.10.2002

Haarlemmermeer[ 2 ] (NL)

Floriade Haarlemmermeer
25.4.-12.10.2003

Rostock[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 2003 – Horticultural exhibition
7.5.-6.8.2004

Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris Ile-de-France) (FR)

SEMIMAGES 2004 – Images
25.3.-25.9.2005

Aichi[ 2 ] (JP)

Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2003, 161

25.4.-12.10.2003

Rostock[ 2 ] (DE)

IGA 2003 – Horticultural exhibition
25.3.-25.9.2005

Aichi[ 2 ] (JP)

Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2004, 223

25.3.-25.9.2005

Aichi[ 2 ] (JP)

Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2005, 295

25.3.-25.9.2005

Aichi[ 2 ] (JP)

Nature's Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2006, 326

1.11.2006-25.9.2007

Chiang Mai[ 5 ] (TH)

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2006/2007
14.6.-13.9.2008

Zaragoza[ 6 ] (ES)

Water and Sustainable Development
1.5.-31.10.2010

Shanghai[ 7 ] (CN)

Better City – Better Life

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2007, 298

14.6.-13.9.2008

Zaragoza[ 6 ] (ES)

Water and Sustainable Development

1.5.-31.10.2010

Shanghai[ 7 ] (CN)

Better City – Better Life

 

 

OJ EPO 2008, 266

14.6.-13.9.2008

Zaragoza[ 6 ] (ES)

Water and Sustainable Development

1.5.-31.10.2010

Shanghai[ 7 ] (CN)

Better City – Better Life

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2009, 284

1.5.-31.10.2010

Shanghai[ 7 ] (CN)

Better City – Better Life

12.5.-12.8.2012

Yesosu[ 6 ] (KR)

The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of resources and sustainable activities

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2010, 280

1.5.-31.10.2010

Shanghai[ 7 ] (CN)

Better City – Better Life

5.4.-21.10.2012

Venlo[ 5 ] (NL)

Floriade 2012 – Living Nature (world horticultural exhibition)

12.5.-12.8.2012

Yeosu[ 6 ] (KR)

The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of resources and sustainable activities

1.5.-31.10.2015

Milano[ 7 ] (IT)

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2011, 324

5.4.-21.10.2012

Venlo[ 5 ] (NL)

Floriade 2012 – Living Nature (world horticultural exhibition)

12.5.-12.8.2012

Yeosu[ 6 ] (KR)

The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of resources and sustainable activities

1.5.-31.10.2015

Milano[ 7 ] (IT)

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2012, 342

5.4.-21.10.2012

Venlo[ 5 ] (NL)

Floriade 2012 – Living Nature (world horticultural exhibition)

12.5.-12.8.2012

Yeosu[ 6 ] (KR)

The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of resources and sustainable activities

1.5.-31.10.2015

Milano[ 7 ] (IT)

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2013, 270

1.5.-31.10.2015

Milano[ 7 ] (IT)

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

10.6.-10.9.2017

Astana[ 6 ] (KZ)

Future energy: Ways of addressing the most fundamental issue facing humankind

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2014, A48

1.5.-31.10.2015

Milano[ 7 ] (IT)

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

23.4.-30.10.2016

Antalya[ 5 ] (TR)

Children and Flowers: Green

Life for Future Generations

10.6.-10.9.2017

Astana[ 6 ] (KZ)

Future energy: Solutions for Tackling Mankind's Greatest Challenge

20.10.2020-10.4.2021

Dubai[ 7 ] (AE)

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

 

 

 

 

 

OJ EPO 2015, A43

1.5.-31.10.2015

Milano[ 7 ] (IT)

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

23.4.-30.10.2016

Antalya[ 5 ] (TR)

Children and Flowers: Green

Life for Future Generations

10.6.-10.9.2017

Astana[ 6 ] (KZ)

Future energy: Solutions for Tackling Mankind's Greatest Challenge

20.10.2020-10.4.2021

Dubai[ 7 ] (AE)

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

2. The disclosure of an invention at one of these exhibitions by the applicant or his legal predecessor is not prejudicial to a European patent application if it occurred no earlier than six months preceding the filing of the application and provided the applicant states, when filing the application, that the invention has been so displayed and submits, within four months of the filing of the application, the certificate of exhibition referred to in Rule 25 EPC.

 

 

[ 1 ] Only the French version of the exhibition themes is the official version.

[ 2 ] Specialised exhibition.

[ 3 ] Universal exhibition.

[ 4 ] Provisional dates.

[ 5 ] A1 International horticultural exhibition.

[ 6 ] Recognised exhibition.

[ 7 ] Registered exhibition.