I. Requirements for the Netherlands after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the claims into Dutch must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
No further requirements if the European patent has been granted in English.
If the European patent has been granted in French or German, a translation into English must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC. The translation may also be supplied in Dutch.
I.2 Professional representative
The authorized professional representative before the EPO is not required to file a new authorization.
I.3 Period for filing the translation
3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant, maintenance in amended form or limitation of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin.
I.4 Office fee
(a) EUR 25
(b) Within period pursuant to section I.3
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).
Territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe, as of 4 April 2007 applicable also to Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Dutch Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba)