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Patent office finally open for business in Antigua and Barbuda

Ellie Mertens, New York


Antigua and Barbuda’s patent office will finally begin examining patent applications, 16 years after the country first passed the requisite legislation; but the office is likely to face staffing challenges as it implements the new system

The patent office of Antigua and Barbuda has accepted patent applications for many years, but has failed to examine incoming applications until now. Despite passing various Patent Acts in 2003 and 2012, none of the legislation was enforced, explains Katherine...


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