January 19, 2015 - Morocco recognises European patents as national patents

Morocco is the first non-member country of the European Patent Organisation to validate the legal effects of a European patent on its territory.

An agreement allowing European patents to be validated in Morocco will enter into force on 1 March 2015.

Starting on 1 March 2015, anyone filing a European patent application will be able to request validation for Morocco against the payment of a fee. European applications and patents validated for Morocco will have the same legal effects there as Moroccan ones and will be subject to Moroccan patent law.