Contracting state

Greece

1

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

 

No

2

Translation requirements

 

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

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. 11(1) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

3

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

Yes

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

4

Period for filing the translation

 

3 months from the date on which the mention of the grant, maintenance in amended form, limitation or revocation of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin

In the event of failure to observe this dead­line, the European patent is deemed void ab initio in Greece.


Art. 11, 12a Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

5

(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?

 

(a) EUR 350

(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. 12(1), 18 Pres. Decr. No. 77/88
Dec. of 31.8.2016

6

(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed

 

(a) Yes
(www.obi.gr/el/euresitexnies/formes-aitisis)

(b) 2


Art. 12(1) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

7

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

 

Mention in EDBI

Inspection in reading room

Copies available


Art. 13(1), (2) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

8

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 EDBI must be indicated.

(b) No


Art. 13(4) Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

9

Special features

 

The European application and publication numbers, the name and address of the patent proprietor as well as the issue number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned must be supplied with the translation.

Two copies of the drawings in the EP specification must be supplied with the translation, even if these contain no textual matter requiring translation.

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

The filing of the translation of the European patent is registered in the Register Book (Volume B "European patents").

On request, the OBI issues the patent proprietor with confirmation of registration in the Registers, which may also cover any possible change in ownership.


Art. 12(3), (4), 23a Pres. Decr. No. 77/88

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