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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Article 1
European law for the grant of patents

A system of law, common to the Contracting States[ 2 ], for the grant of patents for invention is established by this Convention.
 
Currently the 38 Contracting States are: AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR.