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Croatia Croatia

Shown are office fees and related facts for patents granted in or for Croatia. For example national patents and European patents validated in Croatia.

Office Fees
HR
Croatia

Total 20-year renewal fees

$

5651

Grant Fee

$

23

Requirements for EP grants
HR
Croatia

Claims Translation

Croatian

Description Translation

English

Representation Needed?

IP Memberships (Selection)
HR
Croatia

PC - Paris Convention

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

EPC - European Patent Convention

EU - European Union

UPC - Unified Patent Court

London Agreement

Economic Factors
HR
Croatia

GDP of 2021 in billion USD

68.96

Residents

3.9M

Official Currency

EUR

Schengen Area

Croatia Croatia vs. other EPC member states

Total 20-year patent renewal fees for Croatia, HR (red) relative to other EPC member states (blue). Note that patent renewal fees are to be paid annually and updated regularly. Not included are grant fees, translation costs, and representation costs (if applicable).

I. Requirements for Croatia after EP grant

I.1 Translation requirements

A translation of the claims of the European patent into Croatian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

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.

If the European patent has been maintained in amended form, a transla­tion of the amended claims into Croatian must be filed under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.

I.2 Professional representative

Must be appointed.

I.3 Period for filing the translation

3 months after the date on which the mention of the grant of the EP or the decision to maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin.

I.4 Office fee

Publication fee for granted patent or registered utility model: 21.24 EUR. Must be paid within period mentioned in section I.3 above.

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.

Simultaneous protection for utility models is allowed.

III. Territory

Territory of the Republic of Croatia

IV. Useful links:

EP: National Law relating to EPC, X. Miscellaneous, Croatia (epo.org)

International: PCT Applicant’s Guide Croatia – Valid as from 15 Sep 2023 (wipo.int)

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Fee valid date: 07/23/2024

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