Tunisia: Validation Agreement between EPO and Tunisia to Enter Into Force on December 1, 2017

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Tunisia: Validation Agreement between EPO and Tunisia to Enter Into Force on December 1, 2017

The President of the European Patent Office, and the Director-General of Tunisia’s National Standardization and Industrial Property Institute (INNORPI), Amel Ben Farhat, announced today that starting December 1, 2017 European Patents can be validated in Tunisia and thus regarded as national Tunisian ones.

The validation agreement with Tunisia, the third to enter into force following similar agreements with Morocco and the Republic of Moldova, will bring to 43 the number of countries where an invention can be protected through the single European examination and grant procedure.

Source:  EPO.org/news-issues/news/2017