Former extension state

Albania (The extension system continues to apply to European and international patent applications filed before 1 May 2010.)


Simultaneous protection (by national patents and extended or validated European patents) allowed?


No; to the extent that the extended European patent protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which

(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or

(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.

Art. 85 PL


Territorial field of application


Territory of the Republic of Albania

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