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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.

  • Maintenance fees

Annual fees are due each year starting from the 5th one and should be paid before the expiry of the last day of the month in which occurs the anniversary of the European patent filing date.

  • 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 31.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Italian IP Laws