Contracting state

Slovakia

1

Basis for conversion

 

Request for conversion of a European patent application to a national application under Art. 135 EPC. The Slovak Industrial Property Office processes the request under Part 3 PA or Art. 135(2) EPC.


§ 61(1) PA

2

Procedural steps to be taken

 

(a) If the request for conversion of a Euro­pean patent application to a national patent application is filed with the Slovak Industrial Property Office in accor­dance with Art. 135(2) EPC the appli­cant is obliged to pay a fee of EUR 20 for each (designated) state.

(b) If the request for conversion of a Euro­pean patent application to a national patent application is filed with the EPO in accordance with Art. 135(3) EPC and transmitted to the Slovak Industrial Property Office, the applicant is obliged

(i) to pay a fee of EUR  30 (if the request is filed by an inventor or co-inven­tors) or EUR  60 (if the request is filed by a person other than an inventor or co-inventors);

(ii) to file a translation of the European patent application into Slovak.


§ 61(2) PA
Schedule of Fees, items 216(a), 216a(a), Fees Law

3

Time limit for taking procedural steps referred to in section 2

 

3 months from the date of the invitation by the Slovak Industrial Property Office


§ 61(2) PA

4

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

 

Yes, for natural or legal persons not having their resi­dence or principal place of business in the Slovak Republic

The above mandatory representation does not apply to parties who are nationals of a contracting state to the EEA Agreement or have their registered office or a place of business in the territory of such a state; such parties must provide the Slovak Industrial Property Office with an address for correspondence in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Representation by an appointed agent or a patent attorney authorised to prac­tise before the Slovak Industrial Property Office


§ 79 (2) PA

5

Special features

 

European patent application may also be converted into an application for a utility model.


§ 36 UM

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