Regional Patents in Europe
Protect your Patent in Europe with the EPO
EPO is responsible for granting European Patents.
The European Patent Organization was established in 1977 by the European Patent Convention, signed in 1973, Munich. The Organization seeks to strengthen the cooperation between member-states and the granting of European Patents, through a single application. The European Patent Organization is comprised by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Administrative Council.
EPO conducts search reports and substantive examinations and is also responsible to handling oppositions against published patents, while appeals are reviewed by the Boards of Appeal. A European Patent produces effects after it is granted without the need for additional formalities only in certain member-states, while for others, translations and validations are required to be filed with the designated member-states IP Office.
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