BPTO executes an Enhanced Partnership Agreement with EPO
The presidents of the Brazilian Patent Office (“BPTO”), Claudio Vilar Furtado, and the European Patent Office (“EPO”), Antonio Campinos, executed, on November 26, 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding on an Enhanced Technical and Strategic Partnership, aiming at strengthening the relationship between both Offices in connection with patent matters, encouraging innovation and economic development, and promoting trade and investment between the two regions.
The EPO Enhanced Partnership program is based on technical cooperation and seeks to establish long-term partnerships with Intellectual Property Offices worldwide in strategic areas of mutual interest. The program will provide conditions for companies and inventors to apply for their patents abroad, as well as boost support for local innovation through services provided by regional partners.
During the ceremony, the two Offices also executed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program, which will enter into force on December 1st, 2019 and will be open to all technology fields.
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