European Patent Application
European Patent Application is a regional patent application system that includes 38 member countries. Turkey is a member country since 1 November 2000.
European Patent Application is made to European Patent Office (EPO) with e-signature system by a European Patent Attorney in Turkey. EPO reviews applications and it may also grant a European patent which can be protected in the member countries. A single application is sufficient for this. However, after the European Patent has been registered, in countries where the patent is required to be valid, translation of the patent is made and fees are paid and validation is performed.
If the companies
– have a market in Europe
– want to reach several countries using a single application
According to the European Patent Convention (EPC), European patent application starts with an application to the European Patent Office from any member country. European Patent Convention regulates the application and granting of European patents and the European Patent Office performs it. European Patent Procedure takes 4 years on average and innovation results in a creative step (invention step) and a patent being examined for content against industrial application requirements.
The European patent may also be obtained by filing with PCT (Euro-PCT) for all cases of the European Patent Convention. The validity period of the European patent is 20 years from the date of application.
KORDINAT, in addition to filing and tracking European patent applications online at the European Patent Office (EPO), renders also a service of appeal procedures after registration. The registration process of European patent applications is subject to the provisions of the European Patent Convention (EPC).
European Patent Application Requirements
Applicants are normally required to provide the following components required by law (Article 78 of the EPC):
- Request for registration of European patent,
- A description explaining the invention,
- One or more requests,
- Figures cited in the description or requests (if any),
- Official fees.
Minimum Requirements for Receiving an Application Date
The above procedures may be carried out by the applicant him/herself without looking at the nationality or country of residence of the applicant. However, an applicant who is not a citizen or resident of an EPC member country should absolutely be represented by a patent attorney after application.
KORDINAT has well-informed and experienced European Patent Attorneys to conduct European patent applications and procedures. Kordinat conducts European Patent Applications with high security online operations.
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OUR PATENT SERVICES
Before patent application, it is very important to identify patent applications made in the world regarding the subject of innovation, that is to say the patent research. Since, no matter how much people or companies who are dealing with innovation dominate their subjects,
Patent application is not solely submission of the values obtained as a result of an innovation activity to the patent office in an official petition for legal protection. The strong patents are needed in order to bring maximum financial gain to the company and make it superior to its competitors.
Obtaining a patent right means that the state gives the monopoly rights to the ones who are engaged in Innovation, R&D or New Product Development activities in the production and sales of the products related to the technical subject it has developed.
According to Paris international agreement also signed by Turkey on intellectual property and TRIPS agreement of World Trade Organization (WTO), patents are protected only in the countries in which they are registered. If the patented product, production method or system will be used abroad, it is necessary to apply for patent and get protection in those countries.
Patents may be subject to all transactions about properties such as sale, leasing, inheritance, etc. The most used of these transactions in the market are license (lease) and transfer transactions. Both the applications of patents (and utility models) and the use of registered patents (and utility models)
PATENT INFRINGEMENT ANALYSIS
A patent application is primarily taken to protect an invented subject matter, that is to say that it may be legally prevented if a counterfeit of the invention arises. Of course, besides the deterrent effect of the patent against counterfeit,