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Eurasia: EAPO has published its annual report in English

The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) has recently released its annual report for 2019 in English. According to the report, 3 482 patent applications were filed at EAPO and 2 697 Eurasian patents were granted last year. In 2019, the average pendency between the acceptance date of the application for substantive examination and the date of the first notice of the examination was reduced by 28 days from the previous year and currently amounts to 330 days. The report describes the most significant achievements in 2019, such as the adoption of the Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention on September 9, 2019 at the Diplomatic Conference in Nur-Sultan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, which provided the basis of a regional system of legal protection of industrial designs. In the area of patent information, in 2019 the publication system of EAPO has transitioned to instant publication of descriptions of the Eurasian applications and patents and furthermore notifications on the change of the legal status. For more detailed information, please refer to the annual report which is available in English on the EAPO website.

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