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.
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EURATEX's main objective is to promote the interests of its members while taking into account the European Union's institutional framework and its international obligations. As the voice of the European textile and clothing industry, EURATEX's main objective is to create an environment within the European Union which is conducive to the manufacture of textile and clothing products. Its headquarters in Brussels are within touching distance of the major decision-making bodies of the EU, at Commission, Parliament and Council level.
In this context, the major areas of concern to EURATEX over recent years have been: to ensure the smoothest possible transition into the quota-free era, to promote a further expansion of the EU exports of textiles and clothing, to promote legislation and its application in the field of intellectual property, to support measures which enhance environmental protection but which are at the same time acceptable to the industry, to promote and participate in research, development, innovation and other educational or social projects which bring value added to the industry at European level, to engage in a constructive social dialogue at EU level with our social partners, and to disseminate economic and statistical data to the membership.