Access To Patent Protection In Morocco Via Ep Patent Application

Access To Patent Protection In Morocco Via Ep Patent Application

At present, extension agreements only exist with Bosnia/Herzegovina and Montenegro. Such an agreement was not possible for Morocco as a non-European state. In the future, the validation agreement works in the same way as the known extension agreements, making it possible for applicants and owners of European patents to have their patents recognized in Morocco. The President of the EPO and the Moroccan Minister of Industry announced that the agreement will enter into force on March 1, 2015.