Dienstag, 17.Oktober 2017

Validation agreement for European patents in Tunisia

The President of the European Patent Office, Benoît Battistelli, and the Director-General of Tunisia's National Standardisation and Industrial Property Institute (INNORPI), Amel Ben Farhat, have announced that starting 1 December European patents can be validated in Tunisia and thus regarded as national Tunisian ones.

The validation agreement with Tunisia, the third to enter into force following similar agreements with Morocco and the Republic of Moldova, will bring to 43 the number of countries where an invention can be protected through the single European examination and grant procedure. The European patent thus covers a market of some 700 million inhabitants.

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