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Registration of European patents (UK) in overseas states or territories

OJ EPO 2004, 179

The Intellectual Property Policy Directorate of the United Kingdom Patent Office has supplied the following information regarding the registration of European patents (UK) in overseas states or territories which register UK national patents[ 1 ]. The current list replaces the list published in OJ EPO 1997, 433.

The following countries allow the owner of a European patent (UK) to apply for registration within three years from the grant of the European patent (UK).

Crown dependency

Jersey

Overseas territories

Anguilla

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Falkland Islands

Gibraltar

Commonwealth countries

Belize

Brunei Darussalam

Fiji

Gambia

Grenada

Kiribati

Solomon Islands

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tuvalu

Uganda

Vanuatu

Applications may be made at any time during the life of the European patent (UK) in:

Crown dependency

Guernsey

Overseas territories

Cayman Islands

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

Overseas territories

Turks and Caicos Islands

Applications must be made within two years of the grant of the European patent (UK) in:

Commonwealth country

Western Samoa

In each of the above cases, the term of the patent expires with that of the European patent (UK).

 

 

[ 1 ] The UK Patent Office has made every effort to ensure that the information given herein is accurate but accepts no legal responsibility for any errors, omissions or misleading statements in that information by negligence or otherwise.