Eurasian Patent Organization
The Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) is a regional organization set up by the Eurasian Patent Convention (EAPC). Its task is to grant Eurasian patents. The official language of the EAPO is Russian and its current president is Alexander Grigoriev.
There are 8 member states: Turkmenistan, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Tajikistan, Russia, the Azerbaijan Republic, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Republic of Armenia. The Republic of Moldova is a former member state. On 26 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova denounced the Eurasian Patent Convention, meaning that, since 26 April 2012, it is no longer party to the Convention. In the meantime, in December 2011, negotiations on a "validation and co-operation agreement" between the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Republic of Moldova were authorized by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation.
- Denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention by the Republic of Moldova, PCT Newsletter, No. 01/2012 (January 2012), p. 2.
- Report on the 130th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (14 and 15 December 2011), Official Journal EPO 1/2012, pp. 5-6.