Former extension state

North Macedonia (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 January 2009.)


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 into Macedonian must be filed with SOIP.

Art. 1(3) London Agreement


Must a national professional representative be appointed?


Yes, authorised agent who is either a domestic legal person or a citizen of North Macedonia.

Art. 16, 227 PL


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. 5(2), (3) Ext. Reg.


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) MKD 3 000 (publication fee)

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) Yes, Form об. ДЗИС -П5

(b) 3


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


Inspection in reading room

Copies available

Mention in the official gazette ("Glasnik")

Art. 5(3) Ext. Reg.


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

(b) Yes, see section 5(a)

Art. 5(3) Ext. Reg.


Special features


The publication fee is deemed to have been paid only when proof of payment has been duly provided.

Art. 5(5) Ext. Reg.

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