Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

EU patent back on course

Progress towards an EU-wide patent system that aims to cut costs for companies has been kick-started, following agreement on a package of proposals by EU Ministers. Discussions on a new system, then called a “community patent”, foundered in 2004 when EU member states could not agree on the proposals ( Agrow No 449, p 11). The idea of a simpler and cheaper EU-wide system was first proposed in 2000, and was generally welcomed by biotechnology and chemical companies ( Agrow No 357, p 7).

Topics

What to read next

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

AG017283

Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel