United Kingdom

  • International Country Code:

    GB
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    UTC/GMT +00:00
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    British pound (GBP)

Validation of European Patent

United Kingdom
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Detailed information related to the European Patent.

  • Translation 

European Patent application is automatically considered to be a granted national patent in the United Kingdom. Therefore, Validation is not required. Non-residents are considered to appoint a local agent for "Address for Service" for correspondence.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

No representation by a British registered attorney is required. However, foreign applicants are required to appoint a British local attorney as an "Address for Service" for receiving, interpreting, and handling any communication from the British Patent Office on behalf of the applicant.

  • 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 the anniversary of the filing date occurs. Annual fees should be paid within three months before or one month after the due date to avoid late payment fees. Late payment is possible within a six-month grace period by paying a corresponding surcharge.

  • Validation fees

The fees associated with validation of a European patent in the United Kingdom are available in the fee calculator.

The above information was verified on 11.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with the UK IP Laws

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