Contracting state



Must a national professional representative be appointed?



Applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in Greece must appoint a representative for service (any natural person or any attorney) resident in Greece.

Art. 19(3) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) EUR 100

(b) Date on which trans­lation is filed with the OBI

Mention of the filing of the translation is pub­lished only when the fee has been paid.

Art. 9(1) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88
Dec. of 31.8.2016


Language(s) in which the translation must be filed



The translation must be certified by a Greek legal practitioner or by an authority empower­ed to do so (i.e. the Translation Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 10 Arionos Street, Athens, or any Greek Consulate abroad).

Art. 23(5) Law No. 1733/87
Art. 9(2) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) Yes

(b) 2
(see also section 7)

Art. 9(1), (3) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88


Manner and form in which the translation is made available to the public


Mention in EDBI

Inspection in reading room

Copies available

Art. 9(5) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

The issue number and the date of the first publication in EDBI must be indicated.

(b) No

Art. 13(4) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88


Special features


The EP application and publication numbers, the applicant's name and address and the title of the invention in Greek must be submitted with the translation.

The translation and the attached documents must be presented to the OBI in accordance with the provisions of Min. Dec. No. 15928/EFA/1253, which correspond to Rules 46 and 49 EPC.

The filing of the translation is registered in the Register Book (Volume B).

The provisional protection provided for under Art. 10 Pres. Decr. No. 77/88 does not take effect if the European patent has been revoked or limited after opposition, limitation or revocation proceedings before the EPO.

Art. 9(2), (4), 10, 10a Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

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