Legal foundations and member states

Legal foundations

The basis upon which the European Patent Organisation was set up.

Extension states

States with which the European Patent Organisation has signed an extension agreement.

Member states

States which are currently members of the European Patent Organisation.

Validation states

States with which the European Patent Organisation has signed a validation agreement.

Member States of the EPO (38)

The 38 member states of the EPO (dark red), also including the two extension states (dark grey) and four validation states (blue). [Click image to enlarge]

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