EAPO Serves as ISA, IPEA under PCT Starting July 1, 2022
The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) has announced that it will start acting as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) starting from July 1, 2022.
EAPO and WIPO signed an agreement appointing EAPO as an ISA and an IPEA on November 22, 2021. EAPO will serve as an ISA and an IPEA until December 31, 2027.
Prepared by: Djurdja Krivokapić
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Source: EAPO website