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Intellectual Property Law, 2/e
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The abbreviation for the European Patent Convention of 1973 signed at Munich on 5 October 1973 and amended on 29 November 2000. All EU members plus some others (e.g., Switzerland) belong. It provides a standard set of rules by which the EPO grants national patents centrally. National patent offices, too, apply the same rules to grant their patents.