New designation states for European Patent : Serbia
Serbia : 38th member state of the European Patent Organisation on the 1st of October 2010 Serbia (RS) deposited its instrument of accession to the European Patent Convention (EPC) on July 15, 2010. Accordingly, Serbia will be a member state of the European Patent Organisation on the 1st of October 2010. European patent applications filed on or after 1 October 2010 include the designation of Serbia and will no longer be deemed to be requests to extend the European patent application or the European patent granted in respect thereof to Serbia. The European Patent Organisation now comprises 38 member states.
See the <link internal-link internal link in current>table of the new member states, with the date of entry.