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  • International Country Code:

    HR
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +01:00
  • Currency:

    Croatian Kuna (HRK)

Patent registration in Croatia (non-PCT)

Croatia
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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Croatia as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing patent applications in Croatia

The deadline for filing patent applications in Croatia claiming conventional priority is 12 months from the priority date. This term may be restored in Croatia within one year after the due date.

  • Minimum filing documents in Croatia

To obtain a filing date, a patent application in Croatia must contain:
- an express indication that the grant of a patent is applied for;
- the name, or company name respectively, and the domicile or the principle place of business of the applicant;
- a description of the invention and one or more patent claims.

  • Language of the Croatian patent application

The official language of the Croatian patent application is Croatian. The application may be filed in any other foreign language; however, the Croatian translation must be supplied within two months from filing.

  • Priority document (for non-PCT application only)

The certified copy of the priority document and its translation into Croatian must be provided to the patent office within three months from the date of filing of the Croatian patent application. 

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The official legalisation of the POA is not required for patent registration in Croatia. POA must be filed within 60 days upon receipt of the official invitation from the Croatian IP Office.

  • Substantive examination request

The applicant has six months from the patent application publication date to file one of the following requests:
- request for the patent grant by substantial examination procedure;
- request for the patent grant without substantial examination of patent application – consensual patent.
If neither of the two requests is filed, the application is deemed withdrawn.

  • Grace period

If disclosure of the information on the invention occurred at an official or officially recognized international exhibition or due to an evident abuse in relation to the patent applicant or his predecessor within six months prior to the filing date, it will not disprove novelty of the invention.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The term for payment of the official grant fee is two months calculated from the date of receipt of the official action requesting the payment of the patent registration fees. Annuities apply for pending patent applications in Croatia.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreigners shall perform a patent prosecution in Croatia through an agent, a registered Croatian patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Croatian Patents, European Patents (EPO).
2. The patent protection in Croatia may also be obtained via European Patent and its further validation in Croatia

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Vukmir & Associates on 02.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Croatian IP Laws

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