n Without Prejudice - London calling - lowering patent translation costs in Europe : intellectual property

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In 1977 the European Patent Convention (EPC) came into force and established the European Patent Office (EPO). Its function is to grant European patents on the basis of a centralised and standardised procedure for the contracting states to the EPC. On June 1 1978 the first applicants filed for European patent protection with the EPO.

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