European patent grant and validation formalities can be complex, expensive and time consuming. Our comprehensive service saves money and streamlines the process. Whenever you receive the Intention to Grant communication (rule 71(3)), we manage translation, claims filing and grant fees payments activities with our preferred EP partners. We will then monitor for the Decision to Grant and, with a single instruction from you, validate your patent with our preferred EP partners. Our admin expert team manages the formalities and any necessary translations for the countries you choose. After EP validation, we will forward you all patent office notifications at no extra cost. We can also take care of patent annuities and recordals. With Questel, European patents are that much easier.
How Our EP Validation Services Work
Dedicated EP validation portal
Available 24/7, free of charge - estimate, instruct and check the status of your cases in a single place. A secure repository for all your instructions and documents.
As a client of Questel, the world’s top international filer and #2 for patent translations, benefit from our purchasing power and network.
Access a full suite of EP and international patenting services in one place: translations, foreign filing, validations, annuities, recordals, admin services, etc.
Benefit from a centralized EP grant and validation service, with a single invoice that clearly sets out official fees, translation and validation costs.
Instruct us directly or via your patent attorney firm. We will fit in with the process that works best for you and your partners.
You can count on our IP admin team, patent translation specialists and ISO certified processes to manage your EP grants and validations.
Our IP Services Portal enables management of all your services in a single place
- Estimate, order, monitor and manage
- Work at your convenience, as it is available 24/7
- Benefit from the highest level of industry-demanded security
 Questel does not provide any legal services. Legal services are provided by independent IP attorneys on the basis of a separate engagement agreement between you and, if you wish to, a partner IP attorneys firm.
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