Contracting state



Contracting state to the London Agree­ment on the application of Art. 65 EPC?




Translation requirements


A translation of the patent specification into Greek must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.


Must a national professional representative be appointed?



Applicants must appoint an authorised profes­sional representative resident in Cyprus who is entitled to practice law in Cyprus.

Sect. 79(2) PL
R. 2(1), 8(1) PFR


Period for filing the translation


3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to main­tain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin

R. 54(1) PFR


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) EUR 100

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

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

R. 54(1) PFR


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) Yes, Form P.17

(b) 2

R. 54 PFR


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


Mention of the filing of the translation in the official gazette

Copies available

Entry in the patent register, vol. B

Inspection in reading room

Sect. 3(1), 69 PL
R. 55(1), (2), 60 PFR


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

The issue num­ber and the date of the first publi­cation of the translation in the official gazette must be indicated (Form P.5).

(b) EUR 100

R. 6(2)(a), 55(4) PFR


Special features


Proof of payment of the fee must be submitted with the translation.

R. 54(1) PFR

The EP application and publication number, the name and address of the patent proprietor and the title of the invention must be submitted with the translation. Where as a result of opposition proceed­ings the EP is maintained in an amended form, the translated amended text shall be attached to the original translation.

R. 54(3) PFR

The translation must be accompanied by 2 copies of the drawings in the EP specification, even where there is no textual matter.

Moreover, two copies of the patent abstract trans­lated into Greek must be supplied.

R. 54(4) PFR

The filing of the translation is recorded in the Records Book, vol. B, part B.

R. 60(1) PFR

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