Eurasian Patent Organization
The Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) is a regional organization set up in 1995 by the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC). Its task is to grant Eurasian patents. The official language of the EAPO is Russian and its current president is Saule Tlevlessova.
There are 8 member states: Turkmenistan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Tajikistan, Russia, the Azerbaijan Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia. The Republic of Moldova is a former member state. On 26 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova denounced the Eurasian Patent Convention, meaning that, since 26 April 2012, it is no longer party to the Convention. In December 2011, negotiations on a "validation and co-operation agreement" between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Republic of Moldova were authorized by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation. The validation agreement with Moldova took effect on 1 November 2015. Similar negotiations with Georgia, an original signatory to the Eurasian Patent Convention in 1994, are expected to result in a validation agreement.
- "Eurasian Patent Organization". www.eapo.org. Archived from the original on 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
- Denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention by the Republic of Moldova, PCT Newsletter, No. 01/2012 (January 2012), p. 2.
- Report on the 130th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (14 and 15 December 2011), Official Journal EPO 1/2012, pp. 5-6.
- "European patents to cover Moldova". European Patent Office. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
- "Report on the 159th and 160th meetings of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (27 and 28 March 2019 and 26 and 27 June 2019 respectively) - Official Journal July 2019". European Patent Office (EPO). 31 July 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
Finally, in its 160th meeting, the Council unanimously authorised the President to conclude a validation agreement with Georgia.
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