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European Union; Mexico; World Intellectual Property Organization: Agreements on Patents

(Dec. 17, 2014) In September 2014, Mexico’s Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) signed an agreement to launch a pilot project in January 2015 known as the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program. The project is aimed at expediting the approval of patents in Mexico and the European Union by mutually […]

World Intellectual Property Organization: Nonbinding Recommendations for Improvement of Patent Cooperation Treaty

(June 30, 2010) Members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), at a meeting of the WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Working Group held on June 14-18, 2010, endorsed nonbinding recommendations to improve the Treaty's functioning that are set forth in a 66-page report prepared by the WIPO Secretariat. The aim of the measures is […]