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Finnish PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

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

  • Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Finland

The time limit for PCT national phase entry in Finland is 31 months from the date of priority. This term may be restored within two months from the date on which the cause of non-compliance ceases but no later than 12 months after the expired period.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Finland

To obtain the date of filing the patent application in Finland based on PCT shall contain the description together with drawings where necessary, one or more claims and preferably an abstract (in Finnish or English). The inventor's name shall be stated. When the applicant is other than the inventor, the applicant shall be required to prove his title to the invention.

  • Language of the Finnish patent application based on the PCT

The official language of the Finnish patent application is Finnish. The application materials may also be filed in English. However, the Finnish translation must be provided within 18 months from the date of entering the Finnish PCT national phase.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Power of Attorney is not obligatory, but may be requested by the Finnish Patent Office. A copy is sufficient, but the original one is appreciated.

  • Substantive examination request

The substantive examination of a patent application in Finland is conducted automatically, and no specific request must be filed.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The official grant fee must be paid within two months from the Office Notification. The first annuity should be paid at the end of the second application year.

  • Grace period

Six months from disclosure of the information about the invention before the filing of the application or priority date thereof, in case of claimed priority, does not disprove the novelty of the invention according to the Finnish legislation.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign patent applicants, it is necessary to perform the PCT national phase entry in Finland through an agent having a domicile within the European Economic Area.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Finnish Patents and Utility Models, European Patents (EPO).
2. The PCT application may be nationalised in Finland via European regional phase entry and its further validation in Finland.
3. Entering Finnish PCT national phase as a utility model is possible.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Patentia Oy on 16.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Finnish IP Laws