Patent fees for the Czech Republic patent application
Fees associated with the Czech Republic PCT National Phase Entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.
The time limit for the PCT national phase entry in the Czech Republic
The Czech PCT National Phase Entry application must be filed within 31 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is possible under extremely strict conditions.
Filing requirements for the Czech Republic patent application
Minimum filing documents in the Czech Republic for PCT National Phase Entry application are a copy of the international application and a request to grant a patent, containing applicant(s) and author(s) details.
Language of the patent application in the Czech Republic
The official language of the patent registration is Czech. The PCT National Phase Entry application may be filed in any other foreign language. The translation should be submitted within one month from entering the PCT national phase in the Czech Republic.
Power of Attorney requirements in the Czech Republic
Legalization or notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. It must be submitted to the Czech industrial property office upon filing or within 2 months from the date of receipt of an invitation to file the POA. A scanned copy of the signed and dated POA is sufficient, but the original may be requested at any stage of the proceedings.
Substantive examination request for patent application
The substantive examination must be requested within 36 months from the international filing date.
Novelty grace period for PCT national phase applications
The Novelty grace period for PCT national phase applications in the Czech Republic constitutes six months before the priority date. Disclosure will not be taken into consideration if it occurred at an official or officially recognized international exhibition, or due to an evident abuse concerning the inventor or his predecessor.
Grant and patent maintenance fees in the Czech Republic
The official fee for granting a patent in the Czech Republic must be paid after the issuance of the decision to grant a patent within the term stipulated by the patent office (usually one month). The first maintenance fee must be paid within three months of the patent grant. Maintenance fees for a patent relating to the following years must be paid no later than on the day, which the previous annual period expires.
Representation by a patent attorney in the Czech Republic
It is required to appoint an agent if the applicant does not reside in the Czech Republic to perform the PCT national phase entry in the Czech Republic.
1. Online Search Databases: Czech Patents and Utility Models, European Patents (EPO).
2. PCT application in the Czech Republic may also be nationalized via entering the European PCT regional phase and its further validation in the Czech Republic.
3. Entering the national phase of a PCT application in the Czech Republic as a utility model is possible. Utility models are subject to formal examination only, methods and microorganisms are not protectable. The maximum protection period of a utility model in the Czech Republic is ten years from the date of filing (a 4-year basic term, a further extension for two 3-year periods).
If you have any queries related to the PCT National Phase Entry in Czech Republic, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.