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International Patent and Utility Models Registration

International Patent and Utility Models Registration

Invention or utility model appliacation for international patent granting under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may be filed with the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, the European Patent Office (EPO), or directly before the Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). In the latter two cases, applications may be filed only upon prior domestic application filing.

As the case is with domestic applications, after three months since the international patent application filing date, a search report is issued.

The subsequent phase takes place in the thirtieth of thirty-first month after the domestic application filing date, when countries are selected for patent extension. When that has been done by the applicant, the Law Firm gets in touch with the respective patent attorney in the country selected and agrees with them the costs of the application filing procedure in that country.

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