EPO and WIPO: a new agreement to enhance co-operation


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The European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed a three-year cooperation agreement. This partnership is aimed at “improving the procedural framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with a view to increasing its use by patent applicants.  Moreover, co-operation also focuses on enhancing the quality and efficiency of the patent granting process, including patent classification and searching, and improving access to patent information.”

For further information on this new agreement, please click here.

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