2 March 2022PatentsMuireann Bolger

EPO cuts ties with Russia

The European Patent Office (EPO) has confirmed that it will cease its cooperation with Russia and Belarusian patent offices after President Vladmir Putin’s forces launched a violent assault on Ukraine last week.

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