Moroccan industrial policy and European patents: new opportunities for industry
Thursday, 12 March 2015, 09.00 - 12.30 hrs
The "Focus Morocco" event marks the occasion of the entry into force of the validation agreement with Morocco on 1 March 2015. Under this agreement, applicants can validate their European applications and patents in Morocco as they do for EPO member and extension states.
The President of the EPO, Benoît Battistelli, and the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, will present their views on the new opportunities created by the agreement in the context of industrial policy in Morocco.
Their contributions will be followed by a panel debate in which they will address the specific interests of high-level representatives of industry and the press.
The event will conclude with an expert round-table session, in which representatives of European industry and patent practitioners will have the opportunity to talk to experts from the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, the Moroccan Office for Industrial and Commercial Property and the EPO.
Languages: English, French, German
Registration is now open!
A preliminary programme is already available. Registration will be open until Tuesday, 10 March 2015.
To register, please complete the registration form.
European Patent Office
Isar building, room 102
(formerly Erhardtstrasse 27)