The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 7th October 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich in 1973. It has two bodies, the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council, which supervises the Office's activities.

As the patent office for Europe, based in Munich, they support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through their commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.

Website of the European Patent Office