Wednesday, April 17 2024   \  Published by Asia IP Law.

Eurasian Patent Organization debuts amended patent regulations

Eurasian Patent Organization debuts amended patent regulations

Starting from January 1, 2024, the Eurasian system of inventions and industrial designs patent protection are guided by amended Patent Regulations, approved by the decision of the Administrative Council of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), adopted at the 43rd (30th regular) meeting of December 5-7, 2023.

Perhaps the main, strategically directed amendment is substantially extending the period within which an appeal for administrative revocation of a granted Eurasian patent can be submitted. The period was originally six months. In 2022, the period was extended to nine months for both invention and industrial design patents; with the recent amendments, the period became three years calculated from the date of EAPO publication of a notice of patent grant. Such amendment very clearly demonstrates the first steps towards establishing a Eurasian regional patent court system, one of the several ambitious strategic aims that were proclaimed by Dr. Grigory Ivliev, president of the EAPO. Read more

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