Must a national professional representative be appointed?
However, under Article 83 of the Portuguese Industrial Property Code, "If an applicant for or holder of a European patent does not have a domicile or registered office in Portugal, the translations must be performed under the responsibility of an official industrial property agent or a representative accredited by the National Industrial Property Institute."
Patent proprietors with neither residence nor principal place of business in Portugal may request validation from the Portuguese Industrial Property Institute without appointing a professional representative. The translation must however be "certified" by a professional representative accredited by the National Industrial Property Institute.
Art. 10 PA
(a) Special fee payable?
(b) If so, when due?
(a) Fee for provisional protection:
- EUR 53.87 if filed online,
- EUR 107.73 if filed on paper
(b) Date on which translation is filed
Mention of the filing of the translation is not published until the fee has been paid.
Language(s) in which the translation must be filed
Art. 80(1) PA
(a) Must a form be used?
(b) No. of copies to be filed
(a) Yes, if filed on paper: INPI presentation form PatMut3
Manner and form in which the translation is made available to the public
Mention in the Industrial Property Bulletin
Inspection in reading room
Art. 80(2), (3) PA
Correction of translation
(b) Special fee payable?
(b) EUR 26.94 if filed online,
EUR 53.87 if filed on paper
Art. 87(1) PA
Applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in Portugal must have the translation prepared by a professional representative before INPI.
Art. 83 PA