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Europe and Mexico intensify co-operation on patents

Freitag, Februar 21, 2014 - 01:00

Meeting in Mexico City the heads of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) agreed to enhance their co-operation on patents in an effort to support innovation in both regions. 

During the visit, the EPO President also met with the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, representatives of Mexican and European industry, and the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), in order to exchange views on their needs and on how to improve the patent system.

“These meetings mark a new phase in the relations between the EPO and Mexico aimed at fostering the protection of intellectual property in the two regions”, said EPO President Benoît Battistelli. "European companies are among the most active users of the patent system in Mexico, filing a substantial share of all patent applications there”, he said.

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