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CELEBRATORY 5TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE 

of the Visegrad Patent Institute 

7th July, 2021

The mission of the Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI) is to help innovative businesses, universities, research institutions and individual inventors in the CEE region to obtain patent protection abroad and to enter the international market safely. 

 

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of its operation, and to raise the awareness on the PCT of the players of the innovation ecosystem in our region, the VPI organised an on-line conference with the support of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary. 

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Excuse of delays due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI) adopts the interpretation of current situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic taken by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

In line with the recommendations made by the WIPO, the VPI considers the pandemic to be a „natural calamity” and therefore will treat requests under PCT Rule 82quater.1 to excuse delays in meeting time limits favourably. Applicants are not required to submit further evidence of disruption caused by the pandemic in their Rule 82quater.1 requests.

Budapest, April 23, 2020