Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Egypt, Oman sign patent pact

The latest Newsletter of NJQ & Associates reports that, on 13 September 2014, the Head of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with the Minister of Industry in Oman with respect to cooperation in the field of patents and other IP rights.

This memorandum looks forward to a degree of cooperation between the countries' respective patent offices, and the Egyptian Patent Office (EGPO) -- an accepted examination authority for PCT purposes -- will host researchers from the Oman Patent Office (OPTO) for training in substantive examination of patent applications in Oman. The EGPO will send examiners to the OPTO for training purposes and will also examine all pending patent applications pending in Oman.

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