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

17.1.2020
Coordinating our response to AI and emerging technologies: five largest IP offices hold first joint task force meeting
18.12.2019
EPO and ARIPO sign agreement on Reinforced Partnership
26.11.2019
EPO and INPI Brazil launch technical and strategic partnership

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