Special Agreement with EPO

The European Patent Office (EPO) and Nordic Patent Institute have signed a special agreement on matters relating to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

The purpose of the Agreement is to establish a framework for future cooperation. Both parties consider it of prime importance that the application of the Treaty in Europe be characterized by harmonisation of search activities, and a high and uniform level of quality.

A supplementary Agreement provides applicants who have used Nordic Patent Institute as an International Searching Authority (ISA), a reduction of 890 EURO in the European supplementary search when they continue in the regional phase at EPO.

Read the complete agreement: Special Agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the Nordic Patent Institute on Cooperation on matters relating to the PCT (PDF-file)


The Board of Directors (on left: Jørgen Smith - Norway, Ásta Valdimarsdóttir - Iceland, Jesper Kongstad - Denmark) and Alison Brimelow from EPO signing the Agreement