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European Patent Validation in Spain

The European Patents validation take place after the granting of a patent filed in the European Patent Office (EPO).
Spain, as a member of the European Patent Convention, allows the holder of a patent granted by the EPO to move this concession to the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) within a maximum period of 3 months from the declaration of granting.

For this validation being able to be carried out, the specification of the patent should be fully translated into Spanish before being deposited into the SPTO. On the other hand, if the European patent applicant is not residing in Spain he will need the representation of a Spanish Patent and Trademark attorney for which he shall sign a simple authorization of representation. In this authorization the involvement of a notary or equivalent is not required. (more…)

2019-04-19T06:20:27+02:00Categories: Patents|Tags: , |
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European Patents validation

The convention of 5 October 1973 about European Patents concession states that, after the granting of a patent filed at the EPO (European Patent Office), it must be validated in each one of the member States of interest to the holder within 3 months since the publication of the Mention of Grant.

Consequently, the process of a European Patent aims to transfer its granting to the corresponding national offices, where they will be considered as a patent filed and granted in that office.

a granted european patent can be validated in the following countries:


2019-04-19T06:20:27+02:00Categories: Patents|Tags: , |

Portrait of the European Patent Office

After a few posts dedicated to various inventors from all over the world, this week we would like to talk about the European Patent Office, through a video developed by the same EPO offering a nice portrait of it.

As the video fairly reminds us, we live in a world of patents, bringing every day new ideas to make life easier.  (more…)

2019-04-19T06:20:30+02:00Categories: Patents world|Tags: , |

How to improve the European Patent

How to improve the European Patent: Uploaded on Youtube on 09/09/2011

In the following video created by the UC3M, the professor of Economics Department Alvaro Escribano make some comments about an investigation which analyses how to improve the European Patent system. The possible adoption of a unified patent in Europe put back this current subject; the following video introduces the topic answering a series of questions:

Why a Patent System is useful?

There is an open debate on this question and some controversy.

  • First, the defenders of the system affirm that if there is not recognition of monopoly through patents there will be no promotion of innovation.
  • On the other hand, the detractors think the competition between companies alone generates an innovation process.

What properties must have a Patent System to be efficient?

  • Must be low cost.
  • Should be widely publicized and accessible.


2019-04-19T06:20:36+02:00Categories: Patents and trademarks|Tags: , , |