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Archived updates for Wednesday, July 14, 2004

EPO to Open Patent Academy in 2005

The new European Patent Academy in Munich will address training and education needs by offering its activities to specific target audiences grouped in five areas. It will promote and support the preparation of candidates for the European Qualification Examination to become a European patent attorney, as well as offer vocational training for professional representatives. The Academy will support initiatives aimed at harmonising patent litigation and enforcement in Europe and increasing awareness by encouraging patent-related IP training at universities. Education and training projects designed for industry and patent system users in the areas of IP creation and management will also offered in its programme, as well as training for civil servants and representatives of national IP offices of the Organisation's member states.
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