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.
WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation. It is a self-funding, specialized agency of the United Nations, dedicated to making IP work for innovation and creativity. WIPO provides global services, through the PCT, Madrid and Hague systems, for protecting IP across borders. The WIPO Singapore Office serves as a regional focal point for WIPO’s activities in the Asia-Pacific Region.