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Our team at the office works with clients in the following areas regarding patent applications and prosecution:patent

 

-Conducting patent searches to determine the most relevant prior art to a client’s proposed invention to evaluate whether to file a patent application

-Preparing and filing patent applications,

-Advising the client during the registration procedure,

-Recording changes in the Register (assignment of rights, changes of names and addresses)

-Providing extensions of European Patents and patent applications

-Litigation of patent disputes

-Other matters of interest to the client related to patents

 

FILING REQUIREMENTS


-Power of Attorney (download); no notarization or legalization is required,

-Patent claims (German type), specification, drawings (if any) and abstract (originals and translations into local language)

-Certified copy of priority application(s), if any;

 

LEGAL BASIS

 

Patent Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette no. 53/10) is in force since the 1st of January, 2011.

NOTE: On our website under the download section you can find this law in Bosnian and English version.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF B&H IN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

 

All the necessary conventions can be found in Bosnian and English language, in our download section:

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1883, 1900, 1911, 1925, 1934, 1958, 1967, 1979.)

Patent Cooperation Treaty – PCT (1970, 1979, 2001.)

Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification (1971, 1979.)

Agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and The European patent organization on cooperation in the field of patents (Cooperation and Extension Agreement) 2004.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Time limits for filing a National phase of PCT Application: 34 months as from the Priority Application date.

 

Duration: for consensual patents – 10 years as from the application date

                 for conventional patents – 20 years as from the application date

                 for the National phase of PCT patents - 20 years as from the International   filing date

 

Annuities: are due as of the first year (and each following year) for patent applications and patents, as from the filling date (or international filling date for PCT applications)

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