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Patents – France

The European patent takes effect automatically in France, regardless of the language of filing, if the grant was published in the European Patent Bulletin after May 1st, 2008. It is not necessary to provide a translation into French.

The patent is then valid in France for a period of 20 years from the date of filing the application for a European patent, for an annual fee of EUR 36.

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