Patents – Spain
The procedure to follow for national validation of a European patent consists of the following steps:
- Translate the European patent into Spanish
- Pay the prescribed fees
- Fill in the eses form
- Send the following documents to the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM):
- the proof of payment
- the translation of the European patent
- the TPEDE form duly filled in
In order to maintain the European patent's validity over time, an annual fee has to be paid.
More information on translation requirements, fees and other issues.