Official Journal November 2018

Citation: A97
Online publication date: 30.11.2018

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Registration of European patents (UK) in crown dependencies, UK overseas territories and Commonwealth countries

The European Patent Office has received the following information on the registration of European patents (UK) in crown dependencies, UK overseas territories and Commonwealth countries. [ 1 ], [ 2 ] This list replaces the one published in OJ EPO 2004, 179.

1. The following allow the owner of a European patent (UK) to apply for registration at any time during the life of the European patent (UK):

Crown dependency

Guernsey

Overseas territory

Cayman Islands

2. Applications for registration must be made within five years of the grant of the European patent (UK) in:

Overseas territory

Turks and Caicos Islands

3. Applications for registration must be made within three years of the grant of the European patent (UK) in:

Crown dependency

Jersey

Overseas territories

Anguilla
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Montserrat

Commonwealth countries

Belize
Fiji
Grenada
Guyana
Kiribati
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu

4. In each of cases 1 to 3, the term of the patent based on the registration in the crown dependency, overseas territory or Commonwealth country expires with that of the European patent (UK).

5. Applications for registration of a European patent (UK) can no longer be made in:

Commonwealth countries

Gambia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Uganda
Vanuatu
Brunei Darussalam[ 3 ]

 

 

[ 1 ] The EPO has made every effort to ensure that the information given here is accurate, but accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions or misleading statements resulting from negligence or otherwise.

[ 2 ] For patent protection in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, see the separate notice in OJ EPO 2009, 546.

[ 3 ] Applies to European patents (UK) with a filing date of 1 January 2012 or later.

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