Former extension state *

Croatia (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 January 2008.)


Contracting state to the London Agreement?



No official language in common with one of the official languages of the EPO.


Translation requirements


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

If the European patent has been granted in French or German, a translation into English must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

If the European patent has been maintained in amended form, a transla­tion of the amended claims into Croatian must be filed under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

Art. 124(2) and (3)


Must a national professional representative be appointed?



Art. 17 PA


Period for filing the translation


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

Art. 124(2) and (3) PA


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) Yes

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

Art. 124(2) PA


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) yes

(b) 1

Art. 124 (2.)1. PA

Art. 34 (1) PO


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


Mention of the translation and any corrections in the official gazette

Translation and any corrections published in the form of a printed patent document

Entry in the patent register

Copies available for viewing and downloading from the internet website

Art. 124(4) PA
Art. 35 PO


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

(b) Yes

Art. 125(3) PA


Special features


Correction of translation has legal effect from the date of publication by the Croatian Intellectual Property Office.

Art. 125(5) PA

* The Agreement on the Application of Article 65 EPC (the London Agreement) applies to all European patents and extended European patents granted after 1 May 2008, irrespective of whether they are granted after a first-instance procedure, an opposition procedure or an appeal procedure, and in respect of which the mention of grant or amendment is published by the EPO.

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