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Shown are office fees and related facts for patents granted in or for Slovakia. For example national patents and European patents validated in Slovakia.

Office Fees
SK
Slovakia

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

5490

Grant Fee

$

123

Requirements for EP grants
SK
Slovakia

Claims Translation

Slovak

Description Translation

Slovak

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
SK
Slovakia

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
SK
Slovakia

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

116.50

Residents

5.4M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Slovakia Slovakia vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Slovakia, SK (red) relative to other EPC member states (blue). Note that patent renewal fees are to be paid annually and updated regularly. Not included are grant fees, translation costs, and representation costs (if applicable).

I. Requirements for Slovakia after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the patent specification into Slovak must be supplied 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 or the decision to limit or maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin; additional 3 months if no translation is submit­ted provided sur­charge is paid. The additional 3-month period is not applicable if the patent is limited or maintained in amended form.

I.4 Office fee

Publication and making available the translation or amended translation, or trans­lation of the amended wording of the Euro­pean patent within the prescribed time limit: EUR 116

Publication and making available the filed trans­lation of the European patent document within the additional period: EUR 232

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.

III. Territory

Territory of the Slovak Republic

IV. Useful links:

EP: National Law relating to EPC, X. Miscellaneous, Slovakia (epo.org)

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Slovakia – Valid as from 15 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 04/01/2024

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