Former extension state

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

1

Contracting state to the London Agreement?

 

No

2

Translation requirements

 

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

3

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

Yes

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

4

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

5

(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

6

(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed

 

(a) No, but recommended

(b) 3

7

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

8

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.

9

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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