Validation of a European patent
If a European patent is granted, it is divided up into exactly as many national patent rights as the number of countries that you have designated. A validation procedure must be followed for each of these countries. For a number of countries, this validation procedure is merely a formality. In other countries, validation also involves a translation of the patent into the country language. In short, the costs rise with the number of countries in which you wish to register your patent. You will need to make a commercial decision here. A suitable selection from the available countries can be made in consultation with your patent attorney at Arnold + Siedsma.
Arnold + Siedsma will coordinate the timely filing of the translations for you, thereby safeguarding your right. Thanks to our expertise and close contacts in the countries concerned, we are able to carry out the validation quickly and effectively, with a minimal administrative burden for the patent holder.