Patents

PROSECUTION

  • drafting of a patent or utility model application (description, claims, drawings)
  • filing the patent, utility model application or the request for supplementary protection certificate (SPC) and handling of the procedures until the protection title is obtained:
    – with the ROPTO (Romanian State Office for Patents and Trademarks)
    – with the EPO (European Patent Office)
    – with the WIPO/IB (World Intellectual Property Organization/International Bureau)
  • enter the national phase of a PCT application:
    – in front of ROPTO (Romanian national phase)
    – in front of EPO (European regional phase)
  • assistance and representation in patent and SPC revocation/opposition proceedings or appeal of an Office decision
  • representation in all other countries via our partners

OPINIONS

  • general advice regarding patent or utility model protection
  • documentary searches on the state-of-the art with respect to an invention
  • opinion concerning the fulfillment of the patentability criteria
  • searches on the holder’s patent portfolio
  • searches on the equivalents of a patent in other countries
  • assessment of the counterfeiting risk (Freedom-to-Operate)

LITIGATION

  • assistance and representation in patent infringement and validity proceedings

VALIDATION OF EUROPEAN PATENTS

  • validation of granted European patents in Romania and Moldova
  • provisional protection for a European patent application

RENEWAL AND RECORDAL OF CHANGES IN THE JURIDICAL STATUS

  • registration of changes in the juridical status (change of the owner, change of name or owner address)
  • renewal fees for patents or other titles

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