Dialogues between the EPO and Montenegro to enter the EPC as a contracting state started in 2007. Now, the long-standing cooperation resulted in Montenegro entering the European Patent Convention as of 1 October 2022.
On 2 January, a series of major changes to the Bangui Agreement – the governing convention for the OAPI – entered into force. Namely, Annexes III, IV and V of the revised Bangui Agreement.
Providing the right incentives to start a company is not a simple task. Nevertheless, India boasts several success stories pointing in the right direction. Discover how start-up numbers are rising in Gujarat State.
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The Patent Information Centre (PIC) is an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) facilitation centre in the public domain that is functioning at the State Science & Technology Councils of the different states in India. The PIC extends support to the inventors/innovators in registering their Intellectual Property(IP) and also creates awareness on IPR. In the state of Assam, the PIC is functioning at the office of Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) and it functions under the Science & Technology(S&T) Division of the council.