Romania Launches Online Patent Applications

Mar 17 2009 - 14:58

The Romanian Patent and Trademark Office has recently launched online patent applications, both for applicants seeking domestic registration of patents, and for those seeking registration under the international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Patent applications can now be submitted on the website of the Romanian Patent and Trademark Office at www.osim.ro.

By applying online, applicants will pay lower administrative fees. Domestic patent applications submitted online cost EUR 20, as opposed to EUR 30 for paper-based applications.

If applicants wish to submit an online PCT application, the price ranges from CHF 100 to 300, depending on the coding format and content of the application. The same paper-based application costs CHF 1,330, plus CHF 15 for each page exceeding 30 sheets.

Should applicants want to submit an online EPC application, they will pay EUR 110, as opposed to EUR 180 for paper-based applications.

The Romanian online application system instantly generates the application number and date, reports errors and omissions in the inserted data, and provides a safe and secure system using data encryption with smart cards.

For more information, please contact Roxana Sarghi in our Romania Office.

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