Anyone wishing to become a member of the Association must make an application to the Board of Directors
of the Association (ยป Application Form). The Board of Directors has the final decision on admission of new members, and this decision is taken autonomously and does not have to be reasoned. Two memberships are generally possible:

Voting Members (Art. 6)

  • European Patent Attorneys with qualification to represent and litigate before UPC (Art.48 (2) UPCA)
  • Right to vote
  • Annual contribution: EURO 250

Associate Members (Art. 8)

  • Qualified as patent Attorney entitled to represent in patent disputes
    in their respective country of domicile as well as lawyers (Art. 48 (1) and (4) UPCA)
  • No right to vote
  • Annual contribution: EURO 150

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