EPO and LESI Sign MoU on Bilateral Co-operation

EPO and LESI Sign MoU on Bilateral Co-operation



The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation to help innovators make better use of the European patent system. The agreement was signed by EPO President António Campinos and LESI President François Painchaud on the occasion of LESI's recent Winter Planning Meeting in Miami, Florida. The Memorandum of Understanding between both partners will remain in effect for a period of five years and extends the successful history of co-operation between the EPO and LESI. The co-operation aims to enhance the visibility of intellectual property and its protection, transfer and commercialisation, foster networking among interested parties, lower the entry barriers for participants from emerging countries, and create favourable conditions, where applicable, for the protection, transfer and best use of technology.

Source: EPO




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