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  • Patent fees
Fees associated with filing patent applications in Sweden as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.
  • The term for filing patent application
The term for filing the patent application in Sweden claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is not possible.
  • Minimum of filing documents
For obtainment of the date of filing a patent application in Sweden should contain:
- applicant's and inventor's details;
- description and claims of an invention 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 Swedish or English translation may be submitted within two months from the date of filing. If the language of a patent registration is English the Swedish translation of claims is required at the grant stage.

  • Priority document
The certified copy of the priority document must be provided to the patent office within 16 months from the priority date or within four months from the filing date of the new application, whichever is later. The translation into Swedish is not required.
  • Power of Attorney requirements
Legalisation of a Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided later, i.e. within one month from filing the Swedish patent application.
  • 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
Foreign persons that do not reside in Sweden should appoint an agent, a registered Swedish patent attorney to perform the patent prosecution in Sweden.
  • 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.