Nordic Institute to be New PCT Searching and Examining Authority
The Nordic Patent Institute (NPI) will be the newest International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The appointment will take effect from the entry into force of the necessary agreement between NPI and the International Bureau, envisaged to take place in January 2008.
NPI is an intergovernmental organization established by Denmark, Iceland and Norway in July 2006 to act as a formal instrument of cooperation in the patent field between those States. Read the "Proposal for An Enhanced Nordic Cooperation In the Patent Field."