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.
To assist the MSMEs and other prospective entrepreneurs to have access to best practices for identification, protection, and management of IPR as a business tool, IPFC has been established at MSME-DI, Ahmedabad, and with the help of CII at Ahmedabad. The primary objective of setting up of IP Facilitation Centre is to guide MSME and other target beneficiaries regarding the utilization of IP tools and technologies for better management of their intellectual property-related needs.
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