I. Requirements for Slovakia after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the patent specification into Slovak must be supplied 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 or the decision to limit or maintain the patent as amended is published in the European Patent Bulletin; additional 3 months if no translation is submitted provided surcharge is paid. The additional 3-month period is not applicable if the patent is limited or maintained in amended form.
I.4 Office fee
Publication and making available the translation or amended translation, or translation of the amended wording of the European patent within the prescribed time limit: EUR 116
Publication and making available the filed translation of the European patent document within the additional period: EUR 232
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.
Territory of the Slovak Republic