The European Patent Office announced an agreement with Cambodia according to which European patents will be valid on its territory. Cambodia becomes the first Asian country which acknowledge the validity of European patents. The agreement will enter into force on 01.07.2017.
In this way applicants of such patents will be able to seek protection on the territory of 43 European or Non-European countries.
The main reason for Cambodia to accept EU patent is the opportunity to boost an interest from European companies to make a business in the country.
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