I. Requirements for Germany after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
No translation required
I.2 Professional representative
I.3 Period for filing the translation
I.4 Office fee
I.5 Special features
A translation is still required for European patents in respect of which the mention of the grant was published in the European Patent Bulletin before 1 May 2008.
II. Double-patenting allowed?
No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent ceases to have effect from the date on which
(a) the period for filing the notice of opposition to the European patent expires without such notice being filed, or
(b) the opposition proceedings are finally closed, the European patent having been maintained.
(c) the national patent is granted if such date falls after that provided for in (a) or (b).
Simultaneous protection for utility models is allowed.
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