IP LAW & PRACTICE EPO Countries/Members

EPO Countries/Members

In the chart below and in alphabetical order are mentioned the states which are currently members of the EPO (European Patent Organisation):

EP member states

 

Country code:

Member state:

Member state since:

AL

Albania

1 May 2010

AT

Austria

1 May 1979

BE

Belgium

7 October 1977

BG

Bulgaria

1 July 2002

CH

Switzerland

7 October 1977

CY

Cyprus

1 April 1998

CZ

Czech Republic

1 July 2002

DE

Germany

7 October 1977

DK

Denmark

1 January 1990

EE

Estonia

1 July 2002

ES

Spain

1 October 1986

FI

Finland

1 March 1996

FR

France

7 October 1977

GB

United Kingdom

7 October 1977

GR

Greece

1 October 1986

HR

Croatia

1 January 2008

HU

Hungary

1 January 2003

IE

Ireland

1 August 1992

IS

Iceland

1 November 2004

IT

Italy

1 December 1978

LI

Liechtenstein

1 April 1980

LT

Lithuania

1 December 2004

LU

Luxembourg

7 October 1977

LV

Latvia

1 July 2005

MC

Monaco

1 December 1991

MK

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

1 January 2009

MT

Malta

1 March 2007

NL

Netherlands

7 October 1977

NO

Norway

1 January 2008

PL

Poland

1 March 2004

PT

Portugal

1 January 1992

RO

Romania

1 March 2003

RS

Serbia

1 October 2010

SE

Sweden

1 May 1978

SI

Slovenia

1 December 2002

SK

Slovak Republic

1 July 2002

SM

San Marino

1 July 2009

TR

Turkey

1 November 2000

 

The following states recognize European Patents upon request (Extension States):

Country code:

Extension state:

BA

Bosnia-Herzegovina

ME

Montenegro