National legal bases

A comprehensive list of legal bases relating to validation requirements in the EPC contracting states is available in the EPO's publication "National law relating to the EPC".

Croatia 

  • Article 108o of the Patents Act (OG 173/03, 87/05 and 76/07)

Denmark

France

  • Article 10 de la Loi sur la lutte contre la contrefaçon du 17.10.2007, modifiant l'article L. 614-7 du code de la propriété intellectuelle

Germany 

  • Articles 8a, 8b and 10 of the German "Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Durchsetzung von Rechten des geistigen Eigentums" dated 7 July 2008 relate to the London Agreement on the application of Article 65 EPC; these provisions entered into force with retrospective effect from 1 May 2008. 
Hungary

Iceland

  • Section 77.1 of Patents Act No. 17/1991 as amended by Act No. 53 of 2004

Latvia

  • Article 71.2 of the Patents Act of 15.2.2007

Lithuania

  • Article 59(3)(2) and (3) of the Patent Law as published in “Valstybės žinios” No. 85/2005 

Slovenia

Switzerland/Liechtenstein 

United Kingdom 

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