I. Requirements for Italy after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the patent specification into Italian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
The proprietor of the patent or his representative must give a declaration on the last page of the translation that the translation is in complete agreement with the original.
I.2 Professional representative
No, but an address for service in the EEA must be given.
I.3 Period for filing the translation
Within 3 months of the date on which the mention of the grant or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin
It is possible to request further processing within 2 months of expiry of the time limit not complied with. The request must be accompanied by proof of payment of the fee prescribed for further processing.
I.4 Office fee
(only for paper filing by postal service or through a chamber of commerce; see section 9: EUR 40 or, if a certified copy is requested, EUR 43 and EUR 16 in stamps)
EUR 300 for request for further processing (plus EUR 10 if filed by postal service or through a chamber of commerce)
(b) Date on which translation is filed through a chamber of commerce, see section 9
II. Double-patenting allowed?
No; to the extent that it protects the same invention, the national patent/utility model ceases to have effect
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