Validation of European patents in Cambodia
As of 1 March 2018, new European patent applications can request validation in Cambodia (KH). Once granted, the patent can confer essentially the same protection in Cambodia as it does in the member states of the European Patent Convention (EPC). Cambodia is the first Asian country to enter into such an agreement with the EPO, joining Morocco and Tunisia in extending jurisdiction of the EPC outside of Europe. This agreement takes the number of states in which a European patent may be validated to 44.