Unitary Patent

Supported patent filings

European Validation

Deadline: 1 month (from the date of publication of mention of grant)
London Agreement? No
Official Language: English/Official EU language*
Translations Required: Yes
Forms: No
Country Notes: * Language requirements:

During a transitional period, a request for unitary effect must be accompanied by a translation of the European patent as follows:

Where the language of the proceedings is French or German, a full translation of the specification of the European patent into English; or

Where the language of the proceedings is English, a full translation of the specification of the European patent into any other official language of the European Union.

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