After grant, a European Patent provides the same rights as a national patent applied for directly in that state. However, it is necessary to validate your European patent in each of the contracting states in which you wish to protect the invention. We can attend to this on your behalf by filing a translation of the patent or the claims with the national offices, as required. We have a network of associates in every contracting state who we will appoint on your behalf to maintain the patent in each state of interest to you.

After grant, renewal fees will be due to maintain the national patents you have decided to proceed with. We will monitor all renewal deadlines and keep you informed of any fees that are due.