European patent application

European Patents shall be granted for any inventions which are new, which involve an inventive step and which are susceptible of industrial application. Inventions must have a technical character.

The proceeding is held in European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. We can represent the applications.

Are you interested in what the entire patent registration process entails, how much it costs to file a patent and then maintain patent protection? What needs to be done on your end and what can we do for you?

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Stages of the proceeding

1st stage: Filing application – usually in English but can be also in German or French.

2nd stage: Receiving official search report – analyzation of the standpoint of the Examiner to the novelty and inventive step. Evaluation of chances for the further proceedings.

3rd stage: Full examination – adapting of the text if necessary, explanation if something not clear enough.

4th stage: Grant – receiving Certificate.

5th stage: validation in Counries of Interest among European Patent Convention (EPC) countries: AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR.

Unified Patent

Or for EU states adopting Unified Patent System  Unified Patent can be applied (no individual validations in countries).

The proceeding usualy takes 2-3 years.

The validity of the patent is 20 years since the filing date and is subject to the payment of annual maintenance fees.