Morocco joins the European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the Moroccan government have reached an agreement whereby from March 1, 2015 will be possible to perform validation of European patents in Morocco.

Therefore, Morocco becomes the first country non-member of the European Patent Office that validates the granting of European patents in its territory, which is a big jump in its legislation and a new incentive for investment.

As in all European Patents validation, the evaluated granting is equated with the one obtained within the patents processed as nationals. I.e.: European Patents valid in Morocco shall have the same legal effect as national patents, and shall be subject to Moroccan Patents Law.