February 2018 | No. 02/2018


Validation of European Patents in Cambodia

A new agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the government of Cambodia on the validation of European patents will enter into force on 1 March 2018.  As from that date, it will be possible to validate European patents and European patent applications (including PCT applications containing a designation for a European patent) in Cambodia, even though it is not an EPO member State.  European patents and applications validated in Cambodia will confer the same rights and legal effects as national applications and patents in Cambodia.  With the signing of this agreement, Cambodia will be the first Asian country to recognize European patents on its territory. 

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