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The European Convention on the International Classification of Patents for Invention
was signed on December 19, 1954 in Paris
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by members of the Council of Europe
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. It entered into force on August 1, 1955 and it was denounced by all Parties and ceased to be in force as from February 18, 1999. The Convention created the International Classification of Patents for Invention. The Convention is written in English
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, both texts being equally authoritative.
The Convention, along with the European Convention relating to the Formalities required for Patent Applications
The European Convention relating to the formalities required for patent applications was signed at Paris on December 11, 1953. Its aim was to "simplify and unify, as far as it is possible, the formalities required by the various national legislations for patent applications"...
of 1953, resulted from the work of the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts in patent matters in the early 1950s.