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: 31 months
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes*
Examination Request: At filing
Country Notes: * Excess claims fee: GBP 20 per claim over 25. An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted.

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

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English
Excess Claims Fee: Yes*
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: * Excess claims fee: GBP 20 per claim over 25. An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted.

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

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

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. They are renowned for the high calibre of their in-house teams and the top-tier quality of service that they provide. Where legally possible RWS work directly with the patent offices but also have close contacts with local agents if customers on rare occasions need to engage a local agent for post validation work. RWS Group handles in excess of 38,000 European Patent validations per year.

Specialities

Contact Information

Mail

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

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Website

www.rws.com

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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