Extension of European Patents available in Bosnia & Herzegovina starting December 1, 2004
On December 1, 2004, the Co-operation and Extension Agreement between Bosnia & Herzegovina and the European Patent Office enters into force.
More precisely, under this Agreement, it will be possible to extend the protection conferred by the European patent applications and patents to Bosnia & Herzegovina without any subsequent examination. European patents extended to Bosnia & Herzegovina will have the same effect as national patents granted in the territory of Bosnia & Herzegovina. However, it is important to note that extensions to Bosnia & Herzegovina will be available only for European patent applications and international patent applications (entering European regional phase) filed on or after December 1, 2004 and for which the extension fee has been paid to the European Patent Office.
Regarding the filing procedure, the request for an extension should be filed by the applicant within 3 months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent in the European Patent Bulletin.
For more information on the extension of European patents to Bosnia & Herzegovina, please contact our Bosnia representative.
December 2004 News
- Macedonia customs authorities prepared a draft law on customs measures for the protection of intellectual property rights
- Croatian Parliament Enacts Amendments to the Law on Administrative Fees in the Field of Intellectual Property
- European Patent Office president Alain Pompidou expects Latvia and other countries to join the EPO in the near future
- Extension of European Patents available in Bosnia & Herzegovina starting December 1, 2004