Central Industrial Property Office

Direction de l’Expansion Économique
Division de la Propriété Intellectuelle
9 Rue du Gabian
98000 MONACO

Tel. +377 98989801
Fax +377 92057520

https://mcipo.gouv.mc

mcipo@gouv.mc

 

1. Transfer of rights

2. Licences and other rights

1

Which supporting documents must be filed?

(i) by transaction (e.g. sale, merger)

- sale: Production of a certified copy of the instrument of transfer. This copy must be registered with the Principality's Direction des Services Fiscaux.

- merger: Production of an extract from the commercial register showing the change.


(ii) by operation of law (e.g. succession, insolvency, compulsory execution)

- death and bankruptcy: copy of any document evidencing the transfer.

Art. 18 PL
Art. 37-2 and 37-3 SO No. 1.476

Filing of a certified copy of the licence or lien


Art. 18 PL
Art. 37-2 SO No. 1.476

2

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

No


No

3

Must a form be used?

Yes


Yes

4

Special fee payable?

EUR  30 per entry


EUR  30 per entry

5

Entries and data recorded in the register

Transfers of rights, as well as licences, seizure and charges

The transfer or amendment of rights only has effect vis-à-vis third parties once it has been entered in the special patent register and in so far as this transfer or amendment has been entered in the European Patent Register.


Art. 11 SO No. 10.427

 

6

Is a transfer registered by the EPO under Rule 85 EPC recognised?

Yes

A transfer recorded in the EPO European Patent Register is recognised.


 

7

Special features

Assignments are published in the Journal de Monaco.

Documents not drafted in French must be accompanied by a translation.


 

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