DS Petosevic | Registered Patent & Trademark Attorneys and Attorneys at Law, Serbia & Montenegro
     

Registered Patent & Trademark Attorneys and Attorneys at Law

 
               
 
     
 
Filing Requirements

 

Minimum Filing Requirements:

With respect to the fact that the legislation covering intellectual property in all Balkan countries in which we provide our intellectual property services has been brought into accordance with the corresponding EU legislation, the filing requirements are essentially the same in all those countries.

The European Patent Organisation has extension agreements with the following countries:

Albania:

from February 1, 1996

Bosnia & Hercegovina:

from December 1, 2004

Croatia:

from April 1, 2004

(The extension agreement between the Republic of Croatia and the European Patent Organisation will terminate with the entry into force of the EPC in Croatia on 1 January 2008. It will thereafter no longer be possible to extend European Patent applications and patents to Croatia. The extension system will, however, continue to apply to all European and international applications filed prior to 1 January 2008, as well as to all European patents granted in respect of such applications)

Macedonia:

from November 1, 1997

Montenegro:

from March 1, 2010

Serbia:

from November 1, 2004


According to these agreements the filing requirements for the extension of European patents in those countries are following:

1.Bibliographic data page of the published European Patent Application;

2. EPO Form 2004 together with text of specification, claims, abstract and drawing;

3.Decision on Grant (EPO 2006);

4.Power of Attorney;

5.Translation of specification and claims into the local language (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia);

6.Translation of the patent claims (Albania and Macedonia).

 

Patent Applications incl. applications for entering the National Phase of a PCT Application:

1. Applicant data

2. Inventor/s data

3. Priority Application data if priority is claimed

4. Patent specification and claims

5. Drawings if they are referred to in specification and/or claims

 

Trade/Service Mark Applications:

1. Applicant data

2. Priority Application data if priority is claimed

3. List of goods and services

4. At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)
 

Industrial Design Applications:

1. Applicant data

2. Priority Application data if priority is claimed

3. At least one drawing or photograph of the claimed design.

 

All other documents may be filed subsequently. The documents need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the local Patent and Trademark Office.

Some documents (patent specification and claims and list of goods/services) have to be translated into local language.

 

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DS Petosevic | Registered Patent & Trademark Attorneys and Attorneys at Law, 11040 Belgrade, Kablarska 26, Serbia & Montenegro (former FR Yugoslavia)