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European Patents

Although there is no such thing as a Europe-wide patent (the European patent application must be validated in each country for which you designated protection), the European Patent Convention established a uniform patent filing and examination system in Europe.

The European Patent Office, headquartered in Munich, Germany, administers the European Patent Convention and is primarily responsible for granting a European patent certificate, which attests to the validity of patent rights in the designated countries in which validation of the European application has been performed.

Oppositions against a granted European patent certificate can be made within the first nine months after the publication of the grant certificate. Validated European patents can be held null and void by individual legal proceedings in each European state which the patent owner validated his patent rights.

To maintain European patent rights in force, patent renewal fees must be paid yearly beginning at the third year after filing with the European patent office or with each country in which the European patent has been validated.

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