News archive - Serbia to Join the European Patent Organisation

The government of the Republic of Serbia is set to become the European Patent Organisation's 38th. member state on October 1, 2010.

Nationals of and residents in Serbia will also be able to file applications under the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) with the EPO from 1 October. European patent applications filed on or after this date will include the designation of the new contracting state, but it will not be possible to designate Serbia retroactively in applications filed beforehand.The EPO can, however, accord applications filed in September the filing date of 1 October upon the applicant's request.

Further information is available on the EPO website.

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Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on September 20, 2010
Modified on September 20, 2010