Contracting state



Basis for conversion


Deemed withdrawal pursuant to Art. 77(3) EPC

§ 93(1) PA


Procedural steps to be taken


(a) Payment of appli­cation fee (SEK 500 filing fee + SEK 2 500 search fee + SEK 150 for the 11th and each subsequent claim)

(b) Filing of a Swedish or English translation

§ 93(1) PA
§ 66 PD


Time limit for taking procedural steps referred to in section 2


3 months after acknowl­edgement by the SE Patent Office of receipt of the request for con­version

§ 66 PD


Must a national professional representative be appointed?


The procedural steps referred to in section 2 may be taken by the appli­cant or his represen­tative before the EPO.

The SE Patent Office can invite an applicant not domi­ciled in Sweden to have an agent re­siding here who is entitled to receive for him service in matters concerning the application.

§ 12 PA


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