Institute's management attended the session of the Administrative Council and the opening of the new EPO building


Mostar, July 2, 2018 - Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property of BiH Josip Merdžo and Deputy Director Ljubica Kozić attended the session of the European Patent Office (EPO) Administrative Council and the opening ceremony of the new EPO building.

The European Patent Office (EPO) inaugurated the new main building on its site in Rijswijk, near The Hague, in the presence of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands during a ceremony hosted by EPO President Benoît Battistelli.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by some 350 local and international guests, among them members of the diplomatic corps, the 38 EPO member states, international institutions and high-level representatives from local and national institutions and authorities.

Financed entirely from the EPO's own resources and built in four years, the new building represents the organisation's largest single investment in the Netherlands in its 40-year history. It is the hallmark of the EPO's Dutch site which currently employs almost 3 000 members of staff, making it the largest international organisation domiciled in the Netherlands.