South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

How EU SMEs in China, South-East Asia and Latin-America can take advantage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)?

While patents registered in Europe, being territorial rights, have no legal effect in China and any of the countries in South-east Asia and Latin America. Through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) it is possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in several countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing several separate national applications. View this webinar on PCT to learn more about the advantages and possible disadvantages of PCT.

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