Former extension state

Slovenia (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 December 2002.)


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 Slovenian must be filed with SIPO.


Must a national professional representative be appointed?


Translations of claims may be filed and fees may be paid direct by the proprietor of the Euro­pean patent, provided an address for correspond­ence on Slovenian territory is given.

For other requests or acts before SIPO, an authorised professional representative, registered at the SIPO, is mandatory.

Art. 129 IPA


Period for filing the translation


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

Art. 5(2) Ext. Decr.


(a) Special fee payable?

(b) If so, when due?


(a) EUR 100 (publication fee)

(b) Within period pursuant to section 4 (see also section 9)

Art. 1(1.4.1) Fees Decr.
Art. 5(2) Ext. Decr.


(a) Must a form be used?

(b) No. of copies to be filed


(a) No, but recommended

(b) 2

Art. 2, 9 PR


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


Translation and any corrections published at the Slovenian Patent Documents Server

Mention in official bulletin (BIL)

Inspection of files

Inspection in library

Art. 5(3) Ext. Decr.


Correction of translation

(a) permitted?

(b) Special fee payable?


(a) Yes

(b) EUR 60 (Fee for any subsequent publication of the translation), to be paid within the period pursuant to section 4 (see also section 9)

Art. 5, 6(3) Ext. Decr.
Art. 1(1.4.2) Fees Decr.


Special features


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

Correction of translation has legal effect from the date of publication by SIPO.

Art. 6(3) Ext. Decr.

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