EPO and Argentina Sign Co-Operation Agreement

EPO and Argentina Sign Co-Operation Agreement


The EPO and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral co-operation.?The agreement was signed by EPO President Beno?t Battistelli and INPI President Dámaso Pardo during a visit to the EPO in Munich by an INPI delegation on 9 and 10 May. It foresees joint activities in the areas of patent procedures, search, examination and automation, as well as use and exchange of patent data and databases.
During the two-day visit, the EPO and INPI held in-depth discussions on various topics, including the search and examination of patent applications. Data exchange was also an important topic on the agenda, given the strategic importance of patent information for users and applicants. Also discussed were the classification of patent documents, the Patent Prosecution Highway programme for accelerated treatment of applications, the use of tools such as the EPO's professional search tool EPOQUE Net.

Source: EPO

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