European Patent Validation
When you receive a Notice of Intention to Grant, you’ll have four months to lodge a translation of your claims into English, French and/or German, and pay the printing and grant fees to the EPO.
Once this is complete, the EPO will grant your patent. You’ll then have three months from the publication date to validate your patent in each of the European countries where you require patent protection. Please be aware that your European patent will only be effective in those countries in which you choose to validate the patent.
Once your European patent has been granted, simply let us know which Member States you require the patent to be validated and we will take care of the rest.
The exact process of patent maintenance and validation differs between countries. The standard procedure involves lodging a translation of either the claims or the entire patent specification and paying any necessary fees. Once the patent validation process is complete, it will remain active for as long as you continue to pay the yearly renewal fee.