Extension of European Patents to Montenegro via Euro-PCT Route

Mar 30 2010 - 13:04

As of March 1, 2010, the Extension of a European patent to Montenegro via the Euro-PCT route is available, provided that the PCT application includes both the designation of the European Patent Office (EPO) and of Montenegro.

All PCT applications, designating the EPO and Montenegro, filed on or after March 1, 2010 and having entered the regional phase before the EPO, will have the opportunity to be extended to Montenegro once granted, provided that an extension fee (102 EUR) has been paid to the EPO within 31 months from the priority date at the latest.

All PCT patent applications designating Montenegro, filed before March 1, 2010 can enter the PCT national phase before the Montenegrin IPO within 30 months from the priority date. Consequently, as mentioned above, for PCT applications with the filing date of March 1, 2010 or later, the only available route for Montenegro will be the Euro-PCT route.

For more information, please contact Jasna Jusic Paovic or Loic Dufour.

Source: WIPO

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