Montenegro Accedes to Patent Law Treaty, Strasbourg Agreement
On December 9, 2011, Montenegro deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Law Treaty, and on January 6, 2012 to the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification.
The Patent Law Treaty will enter into force in Montenegro on March 9, 2012. It is designed to harmonize and streamline formal procedures set by national or regional patent offices for the filing and maintenance of patents.
The Strasbourg Agreement, also known as the International Patent Classification (IPC) Agreement, will enter into force on January 6, 2013.
For more information, please contact Jelena Jankovic at our Balkan Regional Office.
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