Filing Requirements

Filing Type: European Validation European Validation
Deadline: N/A
London Agreement? Yes
Official Language: English, French and German
Translations Required: No
Forms: No

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: German
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes*
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * In Germany, the excess claims fees are based on the application as published and it is therefore not possible to reduce claims fees by amendment at national phase entry. Furthermore, an amendment with additional claims will incur further excess claims fees. Any amendments made will incur additional translation costs.

• Germany is automatically included in a European (EPO) regional phase filing.

• Excess claims fee: EUR 30 per claim over 10.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: German
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes:  • A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 16 months from the earliest priority date (with details needed at filing).

• The translation must be filed within three months of the filing date [Note: this is different to national phase entry applications where the translation cannot be filed late].

• Germany is automatically included in a European (EPO) regional phase filing.

• Excess claims fee: EUR 20 per claim over 10.

Fleuchaus & Gallo

Established: 1967

Number of Professional Staff: 9

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Europe and Germany

Fleuchaus & Gallo has extensive experience in conducting searches and drafting and prosecuting national and international patent and utility model applications in most technical fields. Fleuchaus & Gallo’s services include lodging and prosecuting oppositions and filing and prosecuting appeals. It also offers services such as the maintenance of patents and utility models and the monitoring of competitors’ rights.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Information Technology
• Mechanical
• Medical Technology
• Optical Engineering
• Pharmaceutical
• Software

Contact Information

Mail

Steinerstr. 15/A,
81369 München,
Germany

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Kilburn & Strode

Established: 1906

Number of Professional Staff: 63

European Validation RWS European validation agent in France, Germany, Monaco and United Kingdom
National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Europe and United Kingdom
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Europe and United Kingdom

Kilburn & Strode is independently recognized as one of Europe’s leading patent and trademark firms for both prosecution and enforcement. Chosen by clients for its commercially relevant, no-nonsense advice and approachable manner, it is consistently ranked as a top-tier firm in independent surveys, and has also earned a number of legal awards along the way.

Headquartered in London, it is a truly international firm, with offices in Munich, The Hague and San Francisco. The firm works with clients from just about every industry sector, dealing with a hugely diverse and constantly evolving range of intellectual property issues – new technologies, evolving consumer behaviour, shifting business practices. A particular strength is its work on cross-disciplinary inventions. Clients view it as more of a trusted advisor than an arm’s-length provider, giving an excellent all-round experience.

Specialities

• Advanced Engineering
• Aeronautical & Aerospace
• Agrochemical
• Automotive
• Biotechnology
• Chemical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Electronics
• Financial Services
• FMCG
• Food and Beverage
• Industrial Chemistry
• Life Sciences
• Luxury Goods
• Marine Engineering
• Materials
• Mechanical Engineering
• Media & Entertainment
• Medical Devices
• Microfluidics
• Nanotechnology
• Oil and Gas
• Optics
• Pharmaceutical
• Software
• Synthetic Biology
• Telecommunications

Contact Information

Mail

Lacon London,
84 Theobalds Road,
London, WC1X 8NL,
United Kingdom

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Meissner Bolte

Established: 1908

Number of Professional Staff: 63

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Europe and Germany
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Germany

As one of Germany’s most prominent IP law firms, Meissner Bolte Partnerschaft mbB provides comprehensive legal services across all aspects of industrial property rights. With more than 45 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, Meissner Bolte Partnerschaft mbB is able to ensure that all domestic and foreign clients have the full range of IP services at their disposal. The firm provides clients with all of the legal advice necessary to guide them through the initial application process, the prosecution of their application and eventually to the enforcement of their legal rights.

Founded more than a century ago by Hans Meissner, Sr., Meissner Bolte Partnerschaft mbB has enjoyed continuous growth ever since, and now has 12 offices across Germany and other selected European countries.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Information Technology
• Materials Technology
• Mechanical
• Pharmaceutical
• Physics

Contact Information

Mail

Widenmayerstr. 47-50,
80538 Munich,
Germany

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RWS

Established: 1958

Number of Professional Staff: 1000+

European Validation RWS European validation agent in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

Over the last 60 years, RWS has established itself as the world leader in translation and localization, intellectual property support solutions and life sciences language services. It is renowned for the high calibre of its in-house teams and the top-tier quality of services that it provides. Where legally possible, RWS works directly with patent offices but also has close contacts with local agents in the rare event that clients need to engage a local agent for post-validation work. RWS handles in excess of 53,000 European Patent validations per year.

Specialities

Contact Information

Mail

Europa House
Chiltern Park, Chiltern Hill,
Chalfont St Peter, SL9 9FG,
England

Courier

Website

www.rws.com