Macedonia Ratifies London Agreement

Oct 28 2011 - 15:44

On September 26, 2011, the Macedonian Assembly ratified the London Agreement, formally the Agreement on the application of Article 65 of the Convention on the Grant of European Patents.

The agreement will enter into force on the first day of the fourth month after Macedonia deposits the instrument of accession.

According to the current patent legislation in Macedonia, the translation of European patent claims and drawings into Macedonian is required.

The Agreement was concluded on October 17, 2000 with the aim to decrease translation costs for European patents granted under the European Patent Convention. It is an optional agreement between European Patent Organization member states.

For more information, please contact Zivka Kostovska-Stojkovska at our Macedonia office.

Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia No. 132

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