The EPO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Reinforced Partnership with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), further strengthening the longstanding co-operation between Europe and Mexico in the area of patents.
The EPO has signed a validation agreement with the government of Georgia, which, once in force, will allow European patent applications and patents to take legal effect in Georgia.
A delegation from Cambodia led by Senior Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh visited the EPO on 31 October to meet with a team from the EPO headed by President António Campinos.
A new study published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) finds that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited.
Creating an enabling environment for socio-economic, scientific and technological development in Africa: Foreword by WIPO Director General Francis Gurry
Japan’s commitment to promoting IP and innovation in Africa: Foreword by Deputy Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office, Kunihiko Shimano
Find out what the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is doing to improve the uptake and use of the IP system in African countries to support innovation and foster business growth.
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace, OAPI’s top priority is to support its 17 member states in their strategic use of IP to catalyze technological, economic and social development in Africa.