I. Requirements for San Marino after EP grant
I.1 Translation requirements
A translation of the patent description and claims into Italian must be supplied under the conditions provided for in Art. 65(1) EPC.
The translation must be certified by the patentee or his representative.
I.2 Professional representative
Yes, foreign applicants must appoint a professional representative who has been entered on the list of patent attorneys maintained by the USBM.
An address for correspondence in the Republic of San Marino must be given.
I.3 Period for filing the translation
6 months as from the date on which the mention of grant of the European patent is published in the European Patent Bulletin.
I.4 Office fee
EUR 100 plus EUR 10 for each page of the translation in excess of 20
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.
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