National legal bases

A comprehensive list of legal bases relating to validation requirements in the EPC contracting states is available in the EPO's publication "National law relating to the EPC".

Albania

  • Article 87/d of the Law No. 9947 on Industrial Property of 7 July 2008 as amended by Law No. 55/2014 of 29 May 2014

Belgium

  • Art. 94, 96 of the Belgian law of 29 June 2016 on miscellaneous provisions of economic law, Belgisch Staatsblad/Moniteur belge, 06.07.2016 (41701)
  • Law of 23 March 2019 assenting to the following international treaties on intellectual property:
    • International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of 2 December 1961, as revised at Geneva on 10 November 1972, 23 October 1978 and 19 March 1991
    • London Agreement of 17 October 2000 on the application of Article 65 EPC
    Belgisch Staatsblad/Moniteur belge, 21.06.2019 (63940)

Croatia 

  • Article 108o of the Patents Act (OG 173/03, 87/05 and 76/07)

Denmark

France

  • Article 10 de la Loi sur la lutte contre la contrefaçon du 17.10.2007, modifiant l'article L. 614-7 du code de la propriété intellectuelle

Germany 

  • Articles 8a, 8b and 10 of the German "Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Durchsetzung von Rechten des geistigen Eigentums" dated 7 July 2008 relate to the London Agreement on the application of Article 65 EPC; these provisions entered into force with retrospective effect from 1 May 2008. 

Hungary

Iceland

  • Section 77.1 of Patents Act No. 17/1991 as amended by Act No. 53 of 2004

Latvia

  • Article 71.2 of the Patents Act of 15.2.2007

Lithuania

  • Article 59(3)(2) and (3) of the Patent Law as published in “Valstybės žinios” No. 85/2005 

Slovenia

Switzerland/Liechtenstein 

United Kingdom 

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