Central Industrial Property Office

Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI)
Campo das Cebolas
1149-035 LISBOA

Tel. +351 21 8818100
Fax: +351 21 8869859

https://inpi.justica.gov.pt

servico.publico@inpi.pt

Contracting state

Portugal

1

Applicant can choose between EPO and national authorities (subject to section 2)

 

Yes


Art. 78(1) PA

2

Applications which must be filed with national authorities

 

Applicants having their residence or principal place of business in Portugal must file any Euro­pean patent appli­cation with INPI unless claiming the priority of an earlier Portuguese appli­cation.


Art. 78(2) PA

3

Languages in which European patent applications must or may be filed with national authorities

 

All the languages pursuant to Art. 14(2) EPC.


Art. 79(1) PA

4

Official language(s)

 

Portuguese

5

Special features

 

Applications can be filed on paper or electronically through the INPI electronic filing tool. Applications may also be filed by facsimile,* provided the paper copy is received at the INPI within 5 working days of the date on which the transmission by facsimile was effected.

A transmittal fee (EUR 21.55) is payable when filing the application.

European patent applications which are not filed in Portuguese must be followed within one month – unless the priority of an earlier Portu­guese national filing is claimed – by a translation into Portuguese of the description, claims and abstract, and by a copy of the drawings even if these contain no text for translation.


Fees Res.
Art. 79(2) PA

* See decision of the President of the EPO: OJ EPO 2019, A18.

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