I. Requirements for Serbia after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the patent specification into Serbian must be filed with the Serbian Intellectual Property Office.
I.2 Professional representative
Yes, foreign natural and legal persons not resident or having no seat in the Republic of Serbia must be represented by a representative listed in the competent authority’s “Register of Representatives” or by a domestic attorney.
I.3 Period for filing the translation
3 months after 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
I.4 Office fee
II. Double-patenting allowed?
In the case of an invention disclosed in both a national patent and a European patent designating the Republic of Serbia – both patents having the same date of filing or, when priority is claimed, the same date of priority, and belonging to the same person or his successor in title – 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.
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