PATENT FILING IN POLAND

With a population of around 39 million people, Poland is a large country located in the Central-Eastern part of Europe. Polish economy is one of the dynamic economy and currently ranked as the 6th largest in Europe. Poland joined WIPO in 1975 and it became a member state of the European Union in 2004. As poland receives the patent applications from both European Union and PCT route, the applicant always has choice to chose the most convenient method. Filing patent application in Poland requires the translation of the documents in Polish. One can file the patent on his own but it is always advisable to use expertise translation services to avoid any unwanted delay due to translational mistakes. With the vision of the Polish government for boosting the patent filings, GPF is dedicated in providing the one stop solution of all the requirements of patent filings. GPF can assist in efficiently and promptly, using accurate translations, filing patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys  (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/Prosecution as per Polish Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.

High Level Cost Estimate for Filing
Description
Price
Official Fee
€ 550
Attorney Fee
€ 500
Translation Fee
AS APPLICABLE
Total
€ 1,050 + APPLICABLE TRANSLATION FEE
Documents Required

 

  • Details of the Priority/PCT Document in Polish translation
  • Assignment Deed

 

Filing to Grant Procedure
1
STEP 1 : FILING

A patent can be filed in Poland as any of the following formats in Polish translation:

  • Paris convention based national entry.

  • PCT national phase based national entry.

2
STEP 2 : PUBLICATION

Publication of Polish patents is done within 18 months of priority date.

3
STEP 3 : EXAMINATION

In Poland, examination a patent application starts automatically at filing.

4
STEP 4 : PROSECUTION

Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 3 months from the date of First Examination Report (FER).

 

5
STEP 5 : GRANT

First annuity must be paid within 3 months of grant of the patent. Thereafter, annuities must be paid yearly. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.