03.17.22

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European Readers, Please Contact Your National Delegation to Bemoan EPO Corruption

Posted in Europe, Patents at 10:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Months ago we published a similar list with photographs of delegates (the list below was last updated days ago in EPO.org); now is a good time to contact them and ask why they’re failing to represent their citizens at the EPO, and moreover approve violations of the law as proposed by Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos

Recent changes are marked in bold.

Chairperson
Josef KRATOCHVÍL, President, Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (CZ)

Deputy Chairperson


Borghildur ERLINGSDÓTTIR, Director General, Icelandic Patent Office (IS)

Member states
AL (GIF) AL Shqipëria it.gif IT Italia
at.gif AT Österreich li.gif LI Liechtenstein
be.gif BE Belgique / Bëlgie lt.gif
LT Lietuva
bg.gif BG Bălgarija lu.gif
LU Luxembourg
ch.gif CH Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera lv.gif
LV Latvija
cy.gif CY Kýpros mc.gif
MC Monaco
cz.gif CZ Česká Republika mk.gif MK Severna Makedonija
de.gif DE Deutschland mt.gif MT Malta
dk.gif DK Danmark nl.gif NL Nederland
ee.gif EE Eesti NO.gif NO Norge
es.gif ES España pl.gif PL Polska
fi.gif FI Suomi / Finland pt.gif PT Portugal
fr.gif FR France ro.gif RO România
gb.gif GB United Kingdom Serbian flag (GIF) RS Srbija
gr.gif GR Elláda se.gif SE Sverige
HR.gif HR Hrvatska si.gif SI Slovenija
hu.gif HU Magyarország sk.gif SK Slovenská Republika
ie.gif IE Ireland / Éire sm.gif SM San Marino
is.gif IS Ísland tr.gif TR Türkiye

AL (GIF)   AL: Albania

Representative:


Ms Rovena BEQIRAJ, Director General
General Directorate of Industrial Property

Alternate Representative:

Ms Rudina BOLLANO, Examination Director
General Directorate of Industrial Property

at.gif   AT: Austria

Representative:

Frau Mariana KAREPOVA, Präsidentin
Österreichisches Patentamt

Alternate Representative:

Frau Raphaela TIEFENBACHER, Kommissärin für Internationale Beziehungen

Österreichisches Patentamt

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be.gif   BE: Belgium

Representative:

M. Jérôme DEBRULLE, Conseiller général

Office de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Service Public Fédéral Economie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Energie

Alternate Representative:

M. Geoffrey BAILLEUX, Conseiller
Office de la Propriété Intellectuelle, Service Public Fédéral Economie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Energie

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bg.gif  
BG: Bulgaria

Representative:

Ms Vladya BORISSOVA, President

Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

Alternate Representative:

Ms Iveta ISTILIYANOVA, Vice-President
Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria

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ch.gif  
CH: Switzerland

Representative:

Mme Catherine CHAMMARTIN, Directrice
Institut Fédéral de la Propriété Intellectuelle

Alternate Representative:

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

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cy.gif  
CY: Cyprus

Representative:

Ms Stalo PAPAIOANNOU, Acting Registrar, Department of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry

Alternate Representative:

Ms Soteroula TSOKOU, Officer, Department of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry

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cz.gif   CZ: Czech Republic

Representative:

Mr Josef KRATOCHVÍL, President

Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic

Alternate Representative:

Ms Svĕtlana KOPECKÁ, Director of the International Department

Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic

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de.gif   DE: Germany

Representative:

Herr Christian WICHARD, Ministerialdirigent
Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz

Alternate Representative:

Frau Cornelia RUDLOFF-SCHÄFFER, Präsidentin
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt

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dk.gif  
DK: Denmark

Representative:

Mr Sune STAMPE SØRENSEN, Director General
Danish Patent and Trademark Office

Alternate Representative:

Mr Flemming KØNIG MEJL, Head of International Secretariat

Danish Patent and Trademark Office

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ee.gif  
EE: Estonia

Representative:

Mr Margus VIHER, Director General

Estonian Patent Office

Alternate Representative:

Ms Elle MARDO, Head of the Patent Department

Estonian Patent Office

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es.gif  
ES: Spain

Representative:

Mr José Antonio GIL CELEDONIO, Director General
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

Alternate Representative:

Ms Miriam VERDE TRABADA, Senior Adviser, DG Support Unit
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

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fi.gif  
FI: Finland

Representative:

Mr Antti RIIVARI, Director General
Finnish Patent and Registration Office

Alternate Representative:

Mr Jorma HANSKI, Director, Patents and Trademarks
Finnish Patent and Registration Office

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fr.gif
  FR: France

Representative:

M. Pascal FAURE, Directeur général
Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle

Alternate Representative:

M. Philippe CADRE, Directeur de la propriété industrielle
Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI)

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gb.gif  
GB: United Kingdom

Representative:

Mr Tim MOSS, Chief Executive and Comptroller General
Intellectual Property Office

Alternate Representative:

Mr David HOLDSWORTH, Deputy CEO and Director of Operations
Intellectual Property Office

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gr.gif
  GR: Greece

Representative:

Mr Panagiotis KANELLOPOULOS, Director General
Industrial Property Organisation (OBI)

Alternate Representative:

Mme Catherine MARGELLOU, Deputy Director General & Legal Support
Industrial Property Organisation (OBI)

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HR.gif 
HR: Republika Hrvatska

Representative:

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

Alternate Representative:


Ms Tanja MILOVIĆ, Acting Deputy Director General 
State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia

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hu.gif
  HU: Hungary

Representative:

Mr Péter LÁBODY, Vice-President, Legal Affairs
Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

Alternate Representative:

Ms Dóra GYETVAINÉ VIRÁG, Head of Patent Department
Hungarian Intellectual Property Office

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ie.gif  
IE: Ireland

Representative:

Mr James KELLY, Controller
Intellectual Property Office of Ireland




Alternate Representative:


Ms Claire O’REILLY, Head of Finance and Customer Services
Intellectual Property Office of Ireland 

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is.gif
  IS: Iceland

Representative:

Ms Borghildur ERLINGSDÓTTIR, Director General

Icelandic Patent Office

Alternate Representative:

Ms Elfa Íshólm ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, Head of Finance and Operations

Icelandic Patent Office

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it.gif
  IT: Italy

Representative:

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

Alternate Representative:

Mr Antonio LIROSI, Director General
Directorate General for the protection of industrial property – Italian Patent and Trademark Office
Ministry of Economic Development

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li.gif  
LI: Liechtenstein

Representative:

Frau Ute HAMMERMANN, Abteilungsleiterin, Immaterialgüterrecht
Amt für Volkswirtschaft

Alternate Representative:

Herr Panagiotis POTOLIDIS-BECK, Leiter, Abteilung Wirtschaft und Entwicklung
Amt für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten

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lt.gif
  LT: Lithuania

Representative:
Ms Lina MICKIENĖ, Acting Director
State Patent Bureau
of the Republic of Lithuania

Alternate Representative:

Ms Dovilė TEBELŠKYTĖ, Head, Law and International Affairs Division
State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania

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lu.gif   LU: Luxembourg

Representative:

Mme Iris DEPOULAIN, Chargée de la direction
Office de la propriété intellectuelle

Ministère de l’Economie

Alternate Representative:

M. Claude SAHL, Chef du secteur "Législation"

Office de la propriété intellectuelle

Ministère de l’Economie

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lv.gif  
LV: Latvia

Representative:


Mr Agris BATALAUSKIS, Director
Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia

Alternate Representative:



Ms Ieva Ābelīte, Director of Legal and Administrative Department
Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia

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mc.gif  
MC: Monaco

Representative:

M. Jean-Pierre SANTOS, Chef de Division, Division de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Direction de l’Expansion Economique

Alternate Representative:

Mme Isabelle BROWARNYJ, Responsable du système d’information, Division de la Propriété Intellectuelle

Direction de l’Expansion Economique

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mk.gif   MK: Severna Makedonija

Representative:

Mr Ibush JUSUFI, Director
State Office of Industrial Property

Alternate Representative:

Ms Luljeta DEARI, Head of IT

State Office of Industrial Property

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mt.gif
  MT: Malta

Representative:

Mr Godwin WARR, Director General Commerce Department, Comptroller of Industrial Property

Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

Alternate Representative:

Mr Matthew PISANI, Director Industrial Property Registrations, Commerce Department

Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business

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nl.gif  
NL: Netherlands

Representative:

Mr Thijs SPIGT, Director

Netherlands Patent Office

Alternate Representative:

Mr Paul VAN BEUKERING, Unit Manager
Ministry of Economic Affairs

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NO.gif  
NO:Norge

Representative:

Ms Kathrine MYHRE, Director General

Norwegian Industrial Property Office

Alternate Representative:

Mr Jostein SANDVIK, Director, Legal and International Affairs

Norwegian Industrial Property Office

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pl.gif  
PL: Poland

Representative:
Ms Patrycja CZUBKOWSKA, Vice-President
Patent Office of the Republic of Poland 

Alternate Representative:

Ms Anna DACHOWSKA, Director of the Cabinet of the President, International Cooperation Division

Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

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pt.gif
  PT: Portugal

Representative:

Ms Ana Margarida BANDEIRA, President of the Directive Council
National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Alternate Representative:

Ms Margarida MATIAS, Member of the Directive Council
National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

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ro.gif  
RO: Romania

Representative:

Mr Marian Cătălin BURCESCU, Director General
State Office for Inventions and Trademarks

Alternate Representative:

Ms Adriana ALDESCU, Head of Patent Administration Service
State Office for Inventions and Trademarks

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Serbian flag (GIF)
  RS: Serbia

Representative

Mr Vladimir MARIĆ, Director
Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia

Alternate Representative:
Ms Aleksandra MIHAILOVIĆ, Acting Assistant Director of the Patent Sector
Intellectual Property Office of the Republic
of Serbia

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se.gif
  SE: Sweden

Representative:

Mr Peter STRÖMBÄCK, Director General
Swedish Patent and Registration Office

Alternate Representative:

Ms Marie ERIKSSON, Head of Legal Affairs, Patent Department
Swedish Patent and Registration Office

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si.gif  
SI: Slovenia

Representative:

Ms Karin ŽVOKELJ, Acting Director
Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

Alternate Representative:

Ms Helena ZALAZNIK, Head of Patent and SPC Section

Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

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sk.gif
  SK: Slovakia

Representative:

Mr Matúš MEDVEC, President

Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

Alternate Representative:

Mr Emil ŽATKULIAK, Head, International Affairs Department

Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

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sm.gif  SM: San Marino

Representative:

Ms Silvia ROSSI, Director

State Office for Patents and Trademarks



Alternate Representative:

M. Bruno CINQUANTINI, Advisor

Secretariat of State for Industry, Handcraft and Commerce

State Office for Patents and Trademarks

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tr.gif  
TR: Turkey

Representative:

Mr Habip ASAN, President

Turkish Patent and Trademark Office

Alternate Representative:

Mr Salih BEKTAŞ, Head of Patent Department

Turkish Patent and Trademark Office

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