Translation and Filing Requirements for EP Validation, a Country Guide

Published, 3 February 2022

So, you have been granted a European patent? Now you have one more step to complete with national validation. The EP validation process differs from country to country, with each EPO member state following its filing and translation requirements.

Having a cursory understanding of differing regulations can be costly and create an unnecessary administrative burden – and it can be a lot to manage in-house. Furthermore, working with multiple translators and filers can lead to errors and inconsistent quality, threatening your approval timelines.

How do you know if you should handle the validation in-house or employ a trusted EP validation services provider? To make things easier, our updated EP Validation Country Guide provides filing rules for all current member EPO states, extension states, and validation states to help you navigate the EPO member states’ differing requirements.

EP Validation Country Guide

In our newly updated guide, “EP Validation Country Guide Filing and Translation Requirements,” discover:

  • Country-by-country translation & validation requirements for each EPO member, validation, and extension state
  • Notes and best practices for each jurisdiction
  • Whether validation & translation extensions are available
  • POA requirements

Understanding the validation process and country-specific nuances are imperative to receive a more efficient approval and potential cost savings. Our complimentary guide’s regulations and best practices help facilitate a comprehensive validation process to protect your most valuable assets.

Don’t start translating and filing without reading our guide first.

For more information on ep validation services and to learn how we can help, contact us.


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