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Promoting an unified market for innovation and technology in Europe: European Patent Convention celebrates 40th anniversary

At a celebration attended by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, the European Patent Office today marked the 40th anniversary of the European Patent Convention (EPC). On 5 October 1973, the EPC was signed in Munich, establishing a legal framework for the transnational grant of patents in Europe. The Convention was inspired by the […]