National Phase Entry in Sweden

Patent fees

Contact IIPLA today for fees associated with PCT National Phase Entry filing in Sweden.

Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Sweden

In Sweden, the deadline for national phase entry of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is impossible. 

Minimum of filing documents

– payment of the official fee for filing.

– applicant’s and inventor’s details.

– international application in any language.

Language of the Swedish patent application

Swedish and English is the official language of registration. If the language of a patent filing is English then the Swedish translation of claims is required at the grant stage of patent.  

Power of Attorney requirements

Legalisation of a POA is not necessary. It may be needed later.

Substantive examination request

In Sweden, the substantive examination patent applications is conducted automatically. No specific request is necessary.

Grace period

In Sweden, the patent legislation does not stipulate the novelty grace period.

Grant and patent maintenance

In Sweden, the term for payment of the official grant fee is 2 months from issuance of the Office Action response. The annuities are due from the third year from the filing date.

Representation by a patent attorney

In Sweden, to perform PCT national phase entering foreign persons that do not reside in Sweden should appoint an agent, registered Swedish patent attorney.

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