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Slovak PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with the Slovakian PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Slovakia

The time limit applicable for entry into the Slovak national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. This term may be restored within 12 months following the expiry of the deadline.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Slovakia

For obtainment of a date of filing a patent application based on PCT in Slovakia should contain:
a) a description of patent and patent claims in any language,
b) name and address of the applicant.

  • Language of the Slovak patent application

The patent application must be prosecuted in the national language which is Slovak. If the international application is filed in any other foreign language, the Slovak translation should be provided within two months from entering the PCT national phase.  

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The non-legalized and non-notarized Power of Attorney is sufficient for the Slovakian PCT national stage entry. After filing an application, the Slovak PTO sets the term for filing POA. Usually, it is two months from entering the Slovak PCT national phase.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant is not the inventor or one of the inventors, the assignment deed confirming the applicant's right should be submitted. No official legalisation or notarization is required. The term for filing the assignment deed is not fixed; however, it may be filed after entering the Slovak national phase of a PCT application.

  • Substantive examination request

Request to conduct the substantive examination of a Slovak patent application has to be filed no later than 36 months after filing an application. 

  • Grace period

If the disclosure of information about the invention has been made by the applicant at the officially recognised exhibition within six months before the date of filing, or, if priority is claimed, before the date of priority, such disclosure does not disprove the novelty of an invention.

  • Grant and patent maintenance fees

The notification with a set term for paying patent printing fee is issued after the Patent Office intends to grant a patent. Accordingly, this term is set by the Office and cannot be extended. Annuities are payable starting from a 3rd year in accumulated manner.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For the foreigners, it is required to perform the patent prosecution in Slovakia through an agent, registered Slovak patent attorney

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Slovakian Patents, European Patents (EPO).
2. The PCT application may also be nationalised in Slovakia via European route and its further validation in Slovakia.
3. Entering the Slovak PCT national stage for utility model applications are possible.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Fajnor IP s.r.o. on 05.02.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Slovak IP Laws.