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Trilateral Co-operation


About Trilateral

In 1983, the Trilateral Cooperation was set up by the EPO, JPO and USPTO - the three largest offices at the time - to look into ways of solving common automation problems. Thirty years on, co-operation activities continue apace, and now include areas such as documentation, data standards and patent information.

The heads of the Trilateral Offices meet annually to decide on strategy and review progress.