IP Glossary

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EPC

European Patent Convention. Signed on 5 October 1973, this is the treaty that founded the uniform legal framework for the granting of European patents. This treaty established the European Patent Organization (EPOrg), which itself comprises two bodies, namely the European Patent Office (EPO) and a supervisory body, the Administrative Council.

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