- Austria *
- Belgium *
- Bulgaria *
- Czech Republiccsen
- Denmark *
- Greece *
- Hungary *
- Italy *
- Latvia *
- Luxembourg *
- Slovakia *
- Slovenia *
- United Kingdomen
* Information not yet provided by national authorities
Intellectual Property Rights
In principle, you do not need to take any special steps to have a European patent validated in Germany.
Simplifications since 1 May 2008:
- you no longer have to provide a translation,
- so there is no charge for its publication.
European patents in foreign languages,
- for which the mention of the grant of the patent was published in the European Patent Bulletin before 1 May 2008, and
- which the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld with amendments in opposition proceedings or limited in limitation proceedings.
For these patents, you must send the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) a German translation and the EUR 150 publication fee within three months of publication of this decision.
Comprehensive overview of the respective national validation requirements: