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October 19, 2015
The Ukrainian Patent Office will begin to operate as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT

On October 6, 2015 during the meeting of the Assembly of the PCT Union amendments were made with respect to the Agreement between World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the “State Enterprise ''Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property''. These amendments will allow the Ukrainian Patent Office to function as International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the PCT.

New functions gained by the Ukrainian Patent Office are an essential step forward for the entire state system of intellectual property protection in Ukraine.


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