Date : 21/02/2018 – Source : Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OMPI) – Lien

The Intellectual Property Office (Belgium) (OPRI) has notified the International Bureau (IB) that, with effect from 1 April 2018, it will cease to act as a receiving Office under the PCT.  As from that date, it will therefore, in principle, no longer be possible to file PCT applications with that Office.  The OPRI will delegate its duties as receiving Office under the PCT to the European Patent Office (EPO), which is already a competent receiving Office (in addition to the IB), for PCT applicants who are nationals of or resident in Belgium. […]