Former extension state

Romania (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 March 2003.)


Contracting state to the London Agreement?




Translation requirements


A translation of the patent specification into Romanian must be filed with the OSIM.


Must a national professional representative be appointed?



Applicants with neither residence nor principal place of business in Romania must appoint a representative authorised to act before the OSIM.


Period for filing the translation


3 months after 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


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) EUR 100 or RON 495 plus EUR 5 or RON 25 for each page of the translation in excess of 20

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4

Annex 1.31(a) Fees Ord.
Art. V.2 GO


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) No, but recommended

(b) 3


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


Inspection in reading room

Copies available

Mention in the patent bulletin

Art. V.2, 4 GO


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

(b) EUR 20 or RON 99

Art. V.3, 4 GO
Annex 1.36 Fees Ord.


Special features


The following data must be provided with the translation:

- EP application and publication numbers,

- EP application and publication dates,

- number and date of the European Patent Bulletin in which the grant was mentioned,

- names and addresses of the owner(s) and the inventor(s),

- the title of the invention in Romanian,

- drawings, if any,

- as well as a signed declaration stating that the translation corresponds to the original text of the patent specification.

If the EPO maintains the patent in an amended form, a Romanian translation of the amended text must be filed.

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