Visegrad Patent Institute starts operating in Budapest

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The Visegrad Patent Institute, established by the four Visegrad Group countries early last year, started operating in Budapest on Friday, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

The Visegrad Group countries – Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia – announced last year that they signed the agreement on the establishment of the patent institute to fill a gap within the Patent Cooperation Treaty by creating an international authority in Central and Eastern Europe.

The institute is a virtual one, built on the existing capacities of the patent authorities in the Visegrad Group countries.

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