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.
The UK Intellectual Property Office is the government’s Executive Agency responsible for IP. Their international arm leads on supporting UK businesses to succeed in the global economy. They work with international partners, government departments, businesses and others to develop an international intellectual property framework that meets the challenges of today’s increasing global markets. This is done by building relationships with policymakers from around the world to help shape the international debate on intellectual property.
In addition the team provides dedicated advice to companies on IP-related issues in ASEAN/China working closely with British business representatives to raise awareness of intellectual property and to support and advise businesses considering expanding to ASEAN/China and those already based in the region. The support is provided from the UK and also through the attaché based in the region. The international team aims to help businesses operating overseas to make the most of their intellectual property and to support the UK government’s drive for growth and trade.