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Protect your Patent in Europe with the EPO
EPO is responsible for the proceedings until grant of European Patent Applications.
The European Patent Organization was created in 1977 based in the European Patent Organization, signed in 1973, Munich. The Organization seeks to strengthen the cooperation between member-states and allows 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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