Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the London Agreement

On 20 October 2011, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia deposited its instrument of accession to the Agreement of 17 October 2000 on the application of Article 65 EPC ("London Agreement", see OJ EPO 2001, 549). Under its Article 6(2), the agreement thus enters into force for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as 18th contracting state on 1 February 2012.

Further details about the effects of accession and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's national provisions implementing the London Agreement will be published on the EPO website and in the next issue of the Official Journal.

More information on the London Agreement is available on the EPO website (www.epo.org).

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