Wipo Agreement

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The European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have signed a three-year cooperation agreement. This partnership aims to “improve the procedural framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in order to increase its use by patent applicants. In addition, the collaboration also aims to improve the quality and efficiency of the patent granting process, including patent classification and search, and to improve access to patent information. In accordance with Article 11(3)(iii) of the Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT[ 1 ], Part I and paragraph 4 of Part II of Annex D to the Agreement have been revised with effect from 1 April 2020. The full text of Part I and Part II(4) is published below. 2. [Amendment to this Agreement] This Agreement may be amended by mutual agreement between the Parties to this Agreement. (ii) Is the applicant or, if there are two or more applicants, a natural or legal person who, within the meaning of Rule 18, is a national of a State in which a validation agreement with the European Patent Organisation is in force? For more information on this new agreement, please click here. If you are interested in the PCT, the way to file a patent application, which allows you to apply for patent protection in 145 countries at the same time, please click here. WIPO administers 26 international treaties covering a wide range of intellectual property issues, from the protection of emissions to the establishment of an international patent classification. [8] It is governed by the General Assembly and the Coordination Committee, which jointly define policy and act as the main decision-making bodies.

The General Assembly also elected wipo`s Chief Administrator, director general, currently Francis Gurry (Australia), who took office on October 1, 2008, and was reappointed in May 2014 for a second six-year term. [9] [10] WIPO is managed by a secretariat that assists wipo in carrying out its day-to-day activities. Unlike other branches of the United Nations, WIPO has considerable financial resources that are independent of the contributions of its Member States. In 2018, WIPO`s turnover amounted to CHF 430.6 million [17] 74.6% of WIPO`s revenue in 2018 came from patent cooperation treaty (PCT) fees. (a) Procedures for the transmission of emblems and objections under the TRIPS Agreement shall be administered by the International Bureau in accordance with the procedures provided for in Article 6ter of the Paris Agreement (1967). WIPO Treaty Notice – Announcements of Accessions, Ratifications, Declarations, etc. 2-3 per month. (3) [Accessibility of WIPO Collection Laws and Regulations by the WTO Secretariat and the TRIPS COUNCIL] to promote creative intellectual activities and facilitate the transfer of industrial property-related technologies to developing countries in order to accelerate economic, social and cultural development, subject to the competences and competencies of the United Nations and its organs; in particular, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, as well as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and other organizations within the United Nations system […].


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