Montenegro to Join EPO on October 1, 2022
Montenegro is due to become the 39th member state of the European Patent Organisation (EPO) on October 1, 2022, after depositing its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) on July 15, 2022.
By adopting the Law on Ratification of the Convention on the Grant of European Patents, which entered into force in Montenegro earlier this year, the country fulfilled basic conditions for becoming a full EPO member.
It has been possible to extend European patents to Montenegro since March 1, 2010, after Montenegro signed the Co-operation and Extension Agreement with the EPO.
Prepared by: Djurdja Krivokapić
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Source: EPO website