Patent protection in Europe

Your European patent application in good hands – Patworx European patent attorneys

By applying for a European patent, you may protect technical inventions that are new and are based on an inventive step. If the European Patent Office EPO finally grants a patent, your invention will be protected for a period of up to 20 years from the application date. Within this period the patent confers an exclusive right to exploit the invention. However, only technical inventions, i.e. no business methods, ideas, schemes or rules are accessible to patent protection.

Documents required for a patent application

In order for the EPO to examine your patent application, you have to submit comprehensive documents. The following documents are required::

  • A technical description of your invention
  • Claims (which determine the scope of protection of the patent)
  • Drawings (optional)
  • A summary as well as
  • A declaration of inventorship
Our benefits packages for your European patent application

Patent protection

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European patent application
low degree of difficulty.

  • Comprehensive advice
  • Draft of patent claims
  • Elaboration of a patent application with a low degree of difficulty
  • Electronic filing with the EPO
  • Filing a request for examination

from 2.100 €

plus VAT & 410,- EUR
official fees of the EPO

Patent protection

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European patent application
medium degree of difficulty.

  • Comprehensive advice
  • Draft of patent claims
  • Elaboration of a patent application with a low degree of difficulty
  • Electronic filing with the EPO
  • Filing a request for examination

from 3.000 €

plus VAT & 410,- EUR
official fees of the EPO

Patent protection

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European patent application
high degree of difficulty.

  • Comprehensive advice
  • Draft of patent claims
  • Elaboration of a patent application with a high degree of difficulty
  • Electronic filing with the EPO
  • Filing a request for examination

from 4.000 €

plus VAT & 410,- EUR
official fees of the EPO

You can also contact one of our European patent and trademark attorneys by telephone.