• Master Class Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court

    Our colleagues of the Dutch Platform Formalities Officers are organising on the 13th of October 2022 a live Master Class Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court at Unilever in Wageningen, preceded by a visit to the Future Foods Kitchens division. 

    Enrolment is open up until October 5, 2022 by filling in the registration form on their website: https://formalitiesofficers.nl/en/meetings. For members of BELAIPA this event is free of charge.

  • EPAC 2022

    The countdown has begun… enrolment period for EPAC 2022 will open on September 5, 2022.

    We draw the attention of all our members to the fact that enrolment will not be possible after September 30, 2022 anymore !

     For further information, please follow the link : EPO – Enrolment

  • New EPO certification

    The EPO introduces a new certification scheme for patent administrators. The first exam is planned on 12.12.2022. Check here for further info (English): https://www.epo.org/news-events/news/2022/20220714.html

  • Save the date 17.11.2022

    The Belgian Intellectual Property Office announced the conference ‘The Unitary Patent System – A game change for innovation in Europe’ taking place in their offices in Brussels. More news to follow…

  • BELAIPA & EPIPA

    We are happy to announce that BELAIPA will become the 6th organization/country represented in EPIPA. BELAIPA will start as an associate member for the next coming years with the ultimate goal of becoming a full member. EPIPA represents over 1500 IP Administrators.

  • Newsletter from the Dutch Platform for Formalities Officers

    Click here for the “June 2022” edition of the Newsletter from the Dutch Platform for Formalities Officers (in Dutch only).

  • ETMD

    We were delighted to notice the presence of a few of our BELAIPA members at the online Trademark event of our Dutch colleagues.

    One of the advantages of our membership is to participate in online and live events, and education. The tutors from EUIPO promoted the ETMD, the ‘Education program for paralegals’. This program replaces the IP course for paralegals. Unfortunately, they announced that the application period for 2022/2023 is already closed because the maximum capacity of the participants has been reached.

    The next course will start next year, however in the meantime live and recorded webinars are available for you on the learning portal of the EUIPO.

  • Job opening for a Trademark Paralegal

    Etex is looking for a Trademark Paralegal. Click here (English).

  • Masterclass Trademarks Platform Formalities Officers

    On tuesday 28 june 2022, the Dutch platform for formalities officers will be hosting an online Trademarks event in cooperation with EUIPO.
    Members of the Platform get free access to this event.
    More information about the webinar and how to register can be found on the website : https://formalitiesofficers.nl/en/meetings

  • Additional session for Webinar “The Unitary Patent”

    Additional date for NAIPA’s webinar on “The Unitary Patent”: 6 april 2022
    Members of the Platform get free access to this webinar.
    More information about the webinar and how to register can be found on the website of EPIPA: https://epipa.eu/events

  • Job opening for an IP Assistant

    Arnold & Siedsma is looking for an IP Assistant. Click here (Dutch) or here (French).

  • Online exam for Certified Formalities Officer on 31 May 2022.

    Further details on the website https://formalitiesofficers.nl/en/training

  • Webinar “The Unitary Patent”

    On wednesday March 23 2022, our Norwegian sister organization NAIPA will be hosting a webinar on “The Unitary Patent”.
    Members of the Platform get free access to this webinar.
    More information about the webinar and how to register can be found on the website of EPIPA: https://epipa.eu/events

  • Membership

    Do you want to become a member of our association? You find all information in our letter and membership form.

  • Newsletter from the Dutch Platform for Formalities Officers

    Click here for the “January 2022” edition of the Newsletter from the Dutch Platform for Formalities Officers (in Dutch only).

  • Job opening for an IP Paralegal.

    Tessenderlo Group is looking for an IP Paralegal. Click here.

  • EPAC (European Patent Administrators Certificate)

    EPIPA has announced more details regarding the preparation of the European Examination for Formalities Officers, called EPAC (European Patent Administrators Certificate). A support group with representatives from EPO, EPI and EPIPA will be set up shortly. The goal is having the first exam take place in the autumn of 2022 by means of the online tool called WISEflow. The latter has been used before at the official exam for becoming a Certified Formalities Officer organized by the Dutch Platform.

  • Creation of BELAIPA

    We are pleased to announce the creation of the Belgian Association for Intellectual Property Administrators
    (BELAIPA).