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PCT national phase entry in Sweden

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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. 

  • Filing requirements in Sweden

The languages of patent filing in Sweden are Swedish and English. If the application materials are filed in any other foreign language, the translation may be submitted within two months from entering the Swedish PCT national phase. If the application materials are submitted in English, the Swedish translation of claims is required at the time of grant.

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

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

  • Examination of a PCT national phase patent application in Sweden

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

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

The term for payment of the official grant fee is two months from issuance of the Notice of Allowance. Patents in Sweden are valid for 20 years from the filing date. Annual maintenance fees must be paid for each year following the international filing date. Annual fees for the first three years are due on the last day of the months containing the second anniversary of the international filing date and must be paid on entering the national phase or within two months from entering the national phase if the second anniversary has not yet commenced. All subsequent annual fees must be paid before the last day of the month containing the anniversary of the international filing date. Late payment is possible within 6 months after the due date provided that a 20% surcharge is paid.

Approximate time from entering the national phase in Sweden up to grant is 1 year.

There is no utility model protection in Sweden.

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to appoint an agent, a registered Swedish patent attorney to perform PCT national phase entry in Sweden.

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 23.01.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Swedish IP Laws.

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