Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months*
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English, French & German
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes**
Examination Request: At filing
Country Notes: * Late regional phase entry (two-three months after 31-month date) allowed upon payment of significant additional official fees.

** Excess claims fee:

EUR 235 per claim over 15.

EUR 585 per claim over 50.

Deferred payment of the excess claims fees is allowed. An amendment reducing the claims or payment of the fees is due within six months of the filing date.

• Renewal fee may be due at regional phase entry.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English, French & German
Excess Claims Fee: Yes*
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: * Excess claims fee:

EUR 235 per claim over 15.

EUR 585 per claim over 50.

• A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 16 months from the earliest priority date (with details needed at filing).

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 recognised 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, they are consistently ranked as a top-tier firm in independent surveys, and have 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 work 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 their work on cross-disciplinary inventions. Clients view them 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 Partnerschaft mbB

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 in 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 both in Germany as well as in 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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Fleuchaus & Gallo

Established: 1967

Number of Professional Staff: 9

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Europe and Germany

Fleuchaus & Gallo is extremely experienced in conducting searches, 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. They also offer 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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AWA

Established: 1897

Number of Professional Staff: 160

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

AWA is one of Europe’s leading consulting companies in intellectual property rights. The firm helps clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities. AWA’s 160 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law possess extensive skills in issues relating to patents, design protection, trademark protection, marketing law, disputes, contracts and risk analyses. About 60 of them are European Patent Attorneys and 30 of them European Trademark or Design Attorneys.

The firm’s clients are innovation-intensive companies worldwide and include owners of many of the world’s most valuable brands and patent portfolios. AWA has 300 employees at 13 offices in Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Business Strategies
• Clean Technology
• Information Technology
• Mechanical
• Nanotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Software
• Telecommunications

Contact Information

Mail

P.O. Box 5117,
200 71 Malmö,
Sweden

Courier

Matrosgatan 1,
211 18 Malmö,
Sweden

Website

www.awa.com