In Europe, it is possible to obtain patents in the 38 member states and in the extension states, some 40 countries, using the service of the European Patent Office (EPO).

European patent coverage

For your convenience, we offer a favorable flat-rate price for EP validations on request.

EPO does not issue a regional patent covering the member states. EPO merely decides if a patent can be granted. After grant, the national patent offices in the individual member states issue the national patent through validation of the granted
European patent.

In the majority of the member states, validation must be effected within three months from the date of grant
of the European patent.

In most member states, validation of a European patent involves: Translation of the patent specification and/or the claims and submission of the translation to the respective national patent office. In some member states, no translation is required if the patent specification is available in English or another of the languages of the European Patent Office

Some states also require the payment of a validation fee for the European patent to take effect. The requirements vary from state to state.

Tropa assists you through the entire validation process

We have extensive experience in validating patents in the European member states.

For your convenience, we offer a favorable flat-rate price for EP validations on request.
We also manage the payment of (annual) renewal fees, report back to you or your patent attorney or patent manager and act as address for service in countries in which this is required.

Process overview

The patent process is initiated when filing a European patent application. The states you designate in the application define the area in which you can subsequently obtain patent protection.
International PCT applications process overview

After validation

When the validation process is completed, the patent can be maintained by payment of annual fees to each national patent office.
Tropa offers to handle payment of annual fees to keep the patent in force.