PCT National Phase Entry in Denmark

Fees for Danish PCT National Phase Entry

Fees associated with Danish PCT National Phase Entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

The time limit for PCT National Phase Entry in Denmark

The time limit for PCT national stage entry in Denmark is 31 months from the date of priority. This term may be restored within two months from the observance of an error, however, not later than one year from the expiration of the deadline.

Filing requirements for PCT national phase applications in Denmark

Minimum filing requirements of the Danish Patent Office are:

– Danish or English translation, or;

– a copy of the application if the application is in Danish or English, and;

– payment of the filing fee.

Language of PCT National Phase applications in Denmark

The official languages are Danish and English. The application may be filed and further processed in English; however, the Danish translation of patent claims should be submitted before granting a patent.

Power of Attorney requirements in Denmark

The legalization or notarization of the POA is not required. A scanned copy of the signed Power of Attorney is sufficient.

Substantive examination request for PCT national phase applications

The request for substantive examination is made at the time of entering the PCT national phase in Denmark by paying the filing fee. The procedure of acceleration is available.

Grace period for Danish PCT national phase applications

The six-month novelty grace period is applicable if the disclosure has occurred as an evident abuse concerning the applicant or display at an exhibition falling under the Convention on International Exhibitions.

Grant and patent maintenance fees in Denmark

The official grant fee for the Danish patent should be paid within two months from the Notice of Allowance. The 1st-3rd maintenance fees should be paid by the end of the 2nd year of the patent application.

Utility Model in Denmark

Inventions may also be protected as Utility Models in Denmark, which are subject to formal examination only. Substantive examination is carried out only if it is explicitly requested at any time before registration by the applicant or after registration by the registrant or any third party upon payment of the examination fee.

Utility Model in Denmark shall be granted to any new creation which is susceptible to industrial application and which provides a solution to a technical problem, and which differs from the state of the art.

The official grant fee for Danish UM is included in the filing fee. The UM is valid for 3 years from the international filing date and may be extended for a further three-year and four-year terms up to 10 years by payment of the first maintenance fee by the end of the 2nd year and the second maintenance fee by the end of the 6th year.

Representation by a Danish patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended to perform PCT national phase entry in Denmark through a local agent, a registered Danish patent attorney.


1. Online Search Databases: Danish Patents and Utility Models, European Patents (EPO).

2. The PCT application in Denmark also may be nationalized via entering the European PCT regional phase and further EP validation in Denmark.

If you have any queries related to the PCT National Phase Entry in Denmark, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.

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