European patents

European Patent Registration

It is important to receive proper prior advice on the international protection of any invention. Protectia Patentes y Marcas counts on the support of great professionals specialised in each field who evaluate the specific needs of each case, and adjust them to the different needs.

European Patent Register: countries adhered to the European Patent

The European Patent Register is the best option when you are interested in obtaining protection for an invention in several countries of the European continent.

The European Patent is processed by the European Patent Office, which, by means of a single application, allows to obtain protection in each and every one of the member countries of the Munich Convention.

The following countries are the current members:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, San Marino and Turkey, Montenegro. Also, a state that recognise European patents on request, which is Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Morocco, Moldova, Tunisia.

In addition, a European patent application allows the registration of a patent in Hong Kong as an extension.

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