In September 2018, the department`s secretary and CEO, the Victorian Social Service Council (VCOSS), signed the 2018-22 partnership agreement between the department and the Victorian community sector and updated the 2014-2018 partnership agreement. The Partnership Agreement recognizes the community sector as an important partner of the ministry in policy development, service delivery and improved outcomes for all Victorians, especially those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. For more information on the Strategic Partnership Program, please firstname.lastname@example.org by email or phone call 7022 0375. The agreement covers tasks that cover the shared competences of the EU and Member States and therefore requires ratification by all EU Member States before it comes into force. The agreement will enter into force after the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union has been informed by diplomatic means of the completion of internal procedures by member states. Information about our partnerships with community groups and bodies. INPI President Cléudio Vilar Furtado stressed the importance of the agreement to promote investment in innovation and industrial property, focusing on the creation of new patents, particularly in partnership. “In this agreement between INPI and the EPO, Brazilians and Europeans agree that patents are a central part of a business environment conducive to innovation,” he said. October 31, 2018, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, signed, on behalf of Malta, the agreement to ratify the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in Tokyo on 17 July 2018 between the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Japanese Foreign Minister Demas Kéno. The EPO`s enhanced partnership programme builds on the Office`s technical cooperation and aims to establish ambitious and long-term partnerships with IP offices around the world in strategic and technical areas of common interest. The aim is to develop and strengthen the global patent system by expanding the network of partner offices that systematically use the EPO`s products, instruments and work practices to increase the capacity, productivity and quality of the patenting process.
The program provides better conditions for companies and inventors filing patents internationally and encourages local innovation by helping partner offices provide improved services to local applicants. The partnership agreement between the department and the Department of Victoria describes mutual assistance: as part of the partnership agreement, action plans are developed each year on the basis of a financial year. These will be reviewed and updated later this year. It reiterates its commitment to strengthen cooperation, consultation and engagement. The objectives of the partnership agreement will be achieved through annual action plans adopted by the Department and VCOSS, which are responsible for promoting the partnership on behalf of the sector. If you would like to be informed when the deadline for submitting applications for the next round of funding begins, please email email@example.com, which will be added to our email list. “Brazil is an important partner for the EPO and an important market for European companies,” said Mr Campinos, President of the EPO. This agreement is an important step in our cooperation and demonstrates the economic importance of close relations between our regions.