Monday 23 February 2015

EPO to revise strike regulations

According to a post on the IPKat here, the Den Haag appellate court has granted an appeal filed by EPO staff organizations SUEPO and VEOB against a 1st instance decision and ordered that the EPO should nullify recently introduced limitations of the right of the EPO employees to go on strike.

The English translation of the decision is not yet available but will be published. According to what I have understood, the EPO did not contest the international jurisdiction of the Dutch courts such that the ruling should have effect for the German parts of the EPO as well. Even though the international jurisdiction might be doubtful, I think that the decision of the EPO's management to subject its decisions to judicial review is of great benefit to the public trust in the organization.

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