The European Platform of Intellectual Property Administrators (EPIPA) was officially founded Monday, 16 January 2017. It has been founded by the Danish Association of Intellectual Property Administrators (DAIPA), the Norwegian Association of Intellectual Property Administrators (NAIPA) and the Dutch Association Platform Formalities Officers.
In November 2019, the Finnish association of IP administrators (Suomen IPR-assistenttiyhdistys joined the EPIPA as associate members. Altogether, EPIPA already now represent over 850 IP Administrators. It is hoped that in the future more national organizations will join the European Platform.
A European Platform is of added value to the IP Administrators and gives more power to make things happen. One of the goals of the European Platform is to enhance the cooperation between National Associations of IP Administrators in Europe and to maintain and improve the high level of knowledge of the IP Administrators in Europe. A further objective is to raise more awareness and recognition of the profession “Intellectual Property Administrators” and to be a sparring-partner for international authorities.