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European Patent Registration (EPC)

European Patent Registration; is the patent registration system which could provide patent right in all member states with one application before EPO ( the authorized Office for the application process), and Turkey joined the European  Patent Agreement in November 01, 2000.

After the publication of the registration decision of the patent application, the translation of the EPO publication fascicule is given to the related countries Patent Offices and the protection is rendered valid.

With the purpose of the protection of the inventions, European Patent Registration provides strengthen the cooperation of the European States and facility in proceedings.

Currently, there are 38 member states, please find the member states from this link.

Member States of the European Patent Registration System;

CodeMember StateSince 
ALAlbania1 May 2010
ATAustria1 May 1979
BEBelgium7 October 1977
BGBulgaria1 July 2002
CHSwitzerland7 October 1977
CYCyprus1 April 1998
CZCzech Republic1 July 2002
DEGermany7 October 1977
DKDenmark1 January 1990
EEEstonia1 July 2002
ESSpain1 October 1986
FIFinland1 March 1996
FRFrance7 October 1977
GBUnited Kingdom7 October 1977
GRGreece1 October 1986
HRCroatia1 January 2008
HUHungary1 January 2003
IEIreland1 August 1992
ISIceland1 November 2004
ITItaly1 December 1978
LILiechtenstein1 April 1980
LTLithuania1 December 2004
LULuxembourg7 October 1977
LVLatvia1 July 2005
MCMonaco1 December 1991
MKFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1 January 2009
MTMalta1 March 2007
NLNetherlands7 October 1977
NONorway1 January 2008
PLPoland1 March 2004
PTPortugal1 January 1992
RORomania1 March 2003
RSSerbia1 October 2010
SESweden1 May 1978
SISlovenia1 December 2002
SKSlovakia1 July 2002
SMSan Marino1 July 2009
TRTurkey1 November 2000

Please file the Communication form send e-mail to our address/send fax message to +90 312 230 5483 for information about Patent Registration processes or have correspondence with our head Office.