7 March 2022PatentsAlex Baldwin

USPTO severs ties with counterparts in Russia

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has terminated engagement with the Russian IP office Rospatent, as well as the Eurasia Patent Organisation, in response to the escalating conflict in Ukraine.

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