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

15.4.2015
Japanese and Korean data now available in Global Dossier
14.4.2015
ESAB statement on Patent aggregation and its impact on competition and innovation policy
13.3.2015
Validation agreement with Morocco - “a historic development”

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