Contracting state



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




Translation requirements


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

The proprietor of the patent or his represen­tative must give a declara­tion on the last page of the translation that the trans­lation is in complete agree­ment with the original.

Art. 56(4) PL


Must a national professional representative be appointed?


No, but an address for service in the EEA must be given.

Art. 147 (3bis) PL


Period for filing the translation


Within 3 months of 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

It is possible to request further processing within 2 months of expiry of the time limit not complied with. The request must be accompanied by proof of payment of the fee prescribed for further processing.

Art. 56(4), 192 PL


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) Yes

(only for paper filing by postal service or through a chamber of commerce; see section 9: EUR 40 or, if a certified copy is requested, EUR 43 and EUR 16 in stamps)

EUR 300 for request for further processing (plus EUR 10 if filed by postal service or through a chamber of commerce)

(b) Date on which translation is filed through a chamber of commerce, see section 9


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) Yes

(b) 1


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


Display in reading room

Copies available


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

The form re­quired for the purposes of section 6 must be used; the UIBM recom­mends that the national refer­ence number allocated when the translation was filed be quoted.

(b) No

Art. 57(4) PL


Special features


The translations must be filed

(a) electronically through the UIBM online filing system ( or

(b) on paper:

- by postal service (registered mail with advice of delivery) with the UIBM in Rome, enclosing proof of payment of an administrative fee of EUR 40 or, if a certified copy is requested, EUR 43 and EUR 16 in stamps to the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, to which the documentation will be forwarded for processing, or

- in person at a chamber of commerce in one of the provincial capitals (Camere di Commercio dei capoluoghi di provincia). On the same day as the translation is filed, a fee (EUR 40 or, if a certified copy is requested, EUR 43 and EUR 16 in stamps) must be paid into the bank account of the chamber of commerce with which it is filed.

The UIBM recommends that a translation of the abstract appearing in the EP application and a copy of the drawings of the patent specification be filed.

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