In accordance with Article 11, paragraph 3, point iii), of the agreement between the EPO and WIPO in accordance with the PCT, Appendix D, Part 1 and Part II, paragraph 4, the agreement was revised from 1 April 2020. The full text of Part I and Part II, paragraph 4, is published below. For more information on this new agreement, click here. The European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have signed a three-year cooperation agreement. The partnership aims to “improve the procedural framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to increase patent use. In addition, cooperation also focuses on improving the quality and effectiveness of the patenting process, including patent classification and search, as well as improving access to patent information. 2. [Modification of this agreement] This agreement may be amended by joint agreement of the contracting parties. (ii) the applicant or, if there are two or more applicants, is a natural or legal person who is, within the meaning of Rule 18, a national and a resident of a state in which a validation agreement with the European Patent Organisation is in force. The link between the WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is deeply rooted in the multilateral trading system. During the Uruguay Round, negotiators tried to link the two institutions. The preamble to the TRIPS agreement summarizes this link by inviting the two organizations to establish a mutual support relationship.
In addition, the member agreement requires members to legally comply with certain important rules of agreements that are managed by WIPO`s activities, including hosting forums to discuss and design international IP rules and policies, the provision of comprehensive services that register and protect IP addresses in different countries, the resolution of cross-border ip disputes. , supporting the connection of IP systems through uniform standards and infrastructure and providing a general reference database for all IP-related issues; This includes providing reports and statistics on the state of intellectual property protection or innovation, both worldwide and in some countries.  WIPO is also working with governments, nails and individuals to use the intellectual country for socio-economic development.