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European patent validation in Italy

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Detailed information related to the European Patent.

  • Translation into Italian

The translation of the European patent specification into Italian has to be submitted within three months from the publication regarding the grant of the European patent.

  • Validation fees

The fees associated with validation of European patent in Italy are available in the fee calculator.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

Legalisation or notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided within two months from filing to the Italian Patent Office.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners residing outside Italy or the European Economic Area (EEA), it is recommended to perform validation of the European patent in Italy through an agent: a registered Italian patent attorney or a foreign lawyer provided that he has an address for service within the EEA.

The above information was verified on 13.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Italian IP Laws