European Patent Validation
Has your European patent just granted or is it about to grant? We can arrange for your patent to take full legal effect in any one or more of the European countries designated at the date of filing of the European patent application.
What is European Patent Validation?
'Validation' is the administrative procedure that occurs once the European patent formally grants. Validation is required in order for the patent to take full legal effect in a member country designated by the European patent.
What is the deadline for Validation?
Validation must be completed within 3 months (although Ireland is 6 months) of the grant date. If Validation is not undertaken in a particlar country, then the European patent cannot be enforced in that country.
How do I validate my European Patent?
Albright Patents LLP will handle the whole Validation process for you, expertly and cost-effectively. Just instruct us with your list of countries and your European patent number. It couldn't be easier.
The specific requirements for Validation vary on a country-by-country basis. Typically, a trusted local patent attorney should be appointed as representative before the national intellectual property office, and a professional translation of the full specification or just the claims is generally required.
Professional Patent Translation
For national Validation, many countries require a translation of the granted European patent into one of their national languages, especially if their native language is not English, French or German.
Since the introduction of the London Agreement in May 2008, the translation requirements across Europe have been simplified. The aim is to make the Validation process cheaper. If translations are required, they are either the entire specification (as required by Italy, Greece and Spain) or just the claims (as required by Iceland, the Netherlands, and Sweden). Several countries require no translation at the Validation stage, for example, the UK, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Why use Albright Patents LLP for the Validation Process?
Albright Patents LLP offers competitive translation costs using only expert professional translation firms experienced in patents and patent law terminology. It is critical to your patent protection that the highest quality translations are obtained.
We have long and established relationships with several leading translation firms, which are able to turn around work quickly, efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. If you require any translations as part of your Validation procedure, please do let us know and we will take you through the next steps.
We also have highly competent European Associates in each European country, who work with us on a daily basis validating patents and attending to our clients needs.
Albright Patents LLP offers a quick and simple one stop shop catering to all your Validation requirements in a cost-effective manner.
Get A Quote
Contact us using the Enquiry Form on the left or via our Contacts Page to obtain a no obligation quote. Please let us have your European application or publication number and the European countries where you would like protection.