PATENT FILING IN SWEDEN
Sweden is located in Northern Europe. Sweden has a population of 10 million and it is third largest country of the European Union. The economy of Sweden is considered as the seventh richest economy in the world. The major contributors to its economy are Energy and Transportation sectors. The Swedish Patent and Registration Office acts as Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) authority, i.e. International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA). Sweden patent system is among the few nations having minimal average processing time. With the vision of the Swedish 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 of 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 Swedish Patent Laws, and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Details of the Priority/PCT Document
- Assignment Deed
A patent can be filed in Sweden as any of the following formats:
Paris Convention based national entry.
PCT National Phase based national entry.
Publication of Swedish patents is done within 18 months of priority date.
In Sweden, examination a patent application starts automatically at filing.
Annuity for 3’rd year onwards is to be paid after grant of the Patent. Protection of the Patent is for 20 years from the International Filing Date.