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Swedish PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

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

  • Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Sweden

The time limit for the Swedish national phase entry of a PCT application is 31 months from the date of priority. The restoration of this term is not possible. 

  • Minimum of filing documents

For obtainment of the date of filing a patent application in Sweden based on PCT should contain:
- applicant's and inventor's details;
- international application in any language;
- payment of the official fee for filing.

  • Language of the Swedish patent application

The official language of registration is Swedish and English. If the patent application is filed in any other foreign language, the translation may be submitted within two months from the entering the Swedish PCT national phase.  If the language of a patent registration is English the Swedish translation of claims is required at the grant stage.  

  • Power of Attorney requirements

Legalisation of a Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided later, i.e. within one month from entering the Swedish PCT national phase.

  • Substantive examination request

The substantive examination of Swedish patent applications is conducted automatically. No specific request needs to be filed.

  • Grace period

Novelty grace period is not stipulated by the Swedish patent legislation.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The term for payment of the official grant fee is two months from issuance of the Office Action. The annuities are due from the 3rd year from the filing date.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

To perform the Swedish PCT national phase entering foreign persons that do not reside in Sweden should appoint an agent, registered Swedish patent attorney.

  • Notes

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

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Fenix Legal on 04.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Swedish IP Laws.