Epo President Campinos and Genadi Arveladze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, signed the validation agreement in Munich – service fees (including agent fees), i.e. the fees of the professionals carrying out the validation – Official fees to be paid to the National Patent Offices – Translation costs Once the validation is completed, the patent is in each of the countries you have selected i N Force. It must then be renewed every year, and we can do it naturally for you if you wish. We pay annual fees directly to many patent offices to minimize costs. However, not all least developed countries have transposed such flexibilities into their national legislation, which can be difficult after concluding a validation agreement with the EPO. The full list of validation agreements concluded by the European Patent Organisation is available in the following table: Validation is an essential part of the cost of a European life cycle per patent, especially when many countries are needed. Filing tens of thousands of validations per year and translating millions of words into each language means that IP Centrum`s purchasing power is enormous. We offer our agents and suppliers easy-to-use and extremely efficient processes that further reduce their costs, which means we can pass these savings on to our customers. If the designation has been paid in due time, the additional time for the payment of the renewal and validation fee with increase within two months of the due date. The EPO does not inform us of this additional period. Since 2010, the EPO has signed five validation agreements with countries that are not members of the EPC, so-called non-contracting parties located outside the European region. These are called “validation states”.
Patent applications filed with the EPO can be validated automatically in the State of validation subject to payment of a fee by the patent applicant. As soon as the EPO publishes the grant note, a validated European patent will have the same effects as a national patent. The London Convention is an optional agreement aimed at reducing the costs of translating European patents. Switzerland and Liechtenstein are generally considered a state for the purposes of validation under the bilateral agreement, which means that any patent granted in Switzerland is also considered valid in Liechtenstein. . . .