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Patents

National patents

A patent is a protection document granted by a state. It guarantees its owner an exclusive right for commercial exploitation of an invention on a certain territory during a certain time period. A maximum duration of patent protection in the Slovak Republic is 20 years from filing a patent application. Patents are granted for inventions from all fields of technology, which are new, involve an inventive activity and are applicable in the industry. New products as well as their production methods, apparatus and technologies, chemically produced compounds, medicinal products as well as biotechnological processes and the like can all be protected by a patent. On the other hand, discoveries, scientific theories and mathematical methods, aesthetic creations, computer programmes, schemes, rules, imparting of information and the like cannot be protected by a patent. Patents cannot be granted for inter alia plant varieties and animal breeds, medical treatment methods, or human cloning methods

Services provided:

  • Patent counseling;
  • Patent searches;
  • Providing patent protection in the Slovak Republic:
    • Drafting of patent application description;
    • Filing national patent applications and representation in proceedings before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (IPO SR);
    • Validation of European patents in the Slovak Republic;
  • Securing patent protection abroad;
  • Patent maintenance:
    • Watching terms and deadlines and payment of patent maintenance fees;
  • Registration of assignments/successions in title, licences, liens, owner‘s data changes into the national Registry of IPO SR as well as registries of foreign Patent Offices;
  • Representation in invalidation proceedings:
    • Filing proposals for invalidation of patents;
    • Defending clients´s patents against filed proposals for invalidation of patents;
  • Enforcement of patent rights in judicial proceedings;
  • Defending rights of a client against an infringement and unfair competition conduct.

European Patents

A European Patent is a protection document granted by the European Patent Office providing its owner with an exclusive right for commercial exploitation of the invention on the territory of the designated countries of the European Patent Convention during a period of 20 years.

 We advise

Consultations in the field of inventions, patents, utility models, trademarks and designs.

 We help

Find out all necessary information and submit applications to the relevant registration authorities.

 We protect

Rights protection against infringements, unfair competition conduct and enforcement of intellectual properties rights in judicial proceedings.

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