Accession of Hungary to the EPC per 1.1.2003

On 28 October 2002, the Government of the Republic of Hungary (HU) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) and to the Act revising the EPC of 29 November 2000. The EPC will accordingly enter into force for Hungary on 1 January 2003. The European Patent Organisation will thus comprise the … >> read more

01.12.2002

From December 1, 2002: European Patents may be filed for the Republic of Slovenia.

After the government of the Republic of Slovenia deposited their instruments of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) on September 18, 2002, the EPC will accordingly enter into force for the Republic of Slovenia on December 1, 2002. The European Patent Organisation will thus comprise the following 25 member states as from December 1, … >> read more

01.10.2002

From July 1, 2002: European Patents may be filed for the Slowak Republic, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Estonia

After the governments of the Slowak Republic, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Estonia deposited their instruments of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC), the EPC will accordingly enter into force for these states on July 1, 2002. As of July 1, 2002 onwards a European patent can therefore be granted for the following 24 … >> read more

01.06.2002
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