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    CZ
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Czech Republic PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

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

  • The deadline for the PCT national phase entry in the Czech Republic

The Czech PCT national phase entry application must be filed within 31 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is possible under extremely strict conditions.

  • Minimum filing documents in the Czech Republic

Minimum filing documents in the Czech Republic for PCT national phase entry application are a copy of the international application and a request to grant a patent, containing applicant(s) and author(s) details.

  • Language of the Czech Republic patent application

The official language of the patent registration is Czech. The PCT national phase entry application may be filed in any other foreign language. Translation should be submitted within one month from entering the PCT national phase in the Czech Republic.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The original of a Power of Attorney (signed by the applicant, without legalisation) must be filed within 1-2 months from filing.

  • Substantive examination request

Substantive examination must be requested within 36 months from the international filing date.

  • Novelty grace period

Novelty grace period for PCT national phase applications in the Czech Republic constitutes six months prior to the priority date. Disclosure will not be taken into consideration if it occurred at an official or officially recognized international exhibition, or due to an evident abuse in relation to the inventor or his predecessor.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

Official fee for granting a patent in the Czech Republic must be paid after issuance of the decision to grant a patent within the term stipulated by the patent office (usually one month). The first maintenance fee must be paid within three months from the patent grant. Maintenance fees for a patent relating to the following years must be paid no later than on the day, which the previous annual period expires in.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is required to appoint an agent if the applicant does not reside in the Czech Republic to perform the PCT national phase entry in the Czech Republic.

  •  Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Czech Patents and Utility Models, European Patents (EPO).
2. PCT application in the Czech Republic may also be nationalised via entering the European PCT regional phase and its further validation in the Czech Republic.
3. Entering the national phase of a PCT application in the Czech Republic as a utility model is possible. Utility models are subject to formal examination only, methods and microorganisms are not protectable. Maximum protection period of a utility model in the Czech Republic is ten years from the date of filing (a 4-year basic term, a further extension for two 3-year periods).

The information was verified on 31.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Czech IP Laws

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