I. Requirements for Croatia after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the claims of the European patent into Croatian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
If the European patent has been granted in French or German, a translation into English must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
If the European patent has been maintained in amended form, a translation of the amended claims into Croatian must be filed under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
I.2 Professional representative
Must be appointed.
I.3 Period for filing the translation
3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant of the EP or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.
I.4 Office fee
Publication fee for granted patent or registered utility model: 21.24 EUR. Must be paid within period mentioned in section I.3 above.
II. Double-patenting allowed?
No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which
(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or
(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.
Simultaneous protection for utility models is allowed.
Territory of the Republic of Croatia