European and international co-operation

Delegates (JPG)

In our knowledge-based society, patents are vital to innovation and competitiveness, and patent offices have to ensure that the patent system can rise to the challenges presented by ever-increasing globalisation. This means finding a balance between the needs of right-holders and third parties, as well as between the quality of granted patents and the costs and efficiency of the patent procedure.

As a global player, we are conscious of our responsibilities in developing long-term solutions to these problems, and we are aware that patent offices cannot cope with these challenges on their own.

This is why we promote and develop co-operation activities

News

22.5.2015
Heads of IP5 offices agree to focus on improving services to users and the public
5.5.2015
EPO welcomes CJEU decisions clearing the way for the unitary patent
15.4.2015
Japanese and Korean data now available in Global Dossier

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