Contracting state

Germany

1

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

 

Yes

Official language in common with one of the official languages of the EPO.

2

Translation requirements

 

No translation required under Art. 65(1) EPC (see section 9).


Art. 1(1) London Agreement
Art. 8a, 8b and 10 of the Law on the Improved Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (Law on Enforcement)

3

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

n/a

4

Period for filing the translation

 

n/a

5

(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?

 

n/a

6

(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed

 

n/a

7

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

 

n/a

8

Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?

 

n/a

9

Special features

 

A translation is still required for European patents in respect of which the mention of the grant was published in the European Patent Bulletin before 1 May 2008.


Art. XI § 4 LIPC

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