Romania: Extension European Patent - General Requirements For Filing An Application

Last Updated: 19 May 1998
Article by Lucian Enescu
1. The contents of the order letter:
a) Full name, complete address of the owner(s)
b) Full name, complete address of the applicant(s) in the EPA/EURO-PCT patent application in case they are not the same with the patent owner(s)
c) Full name, complete address of the inventor(s); declaration of the inventor(s) is compulsory but the publication of their names is optionally. The maintenance under the non-public regime is subjected to payment of additional official fees. It is necessary to indicate your option in this matter. Contrarily it shall deem that the publication is requested.
d) Title of invention:

  • in English and
  • in official language of EPO's procedures

e) Data about EPA/EURO-PCT patent application:

  • number
  • regular filing date
  • priority(ies) mentioning the country, number and date
  • publication number and date by EPO

f) Data about European Patent

  • number
  • publication date of the invention of grant and the number of the claims

g) The owner must indicate the number of months within he wishes that the publication of the EP's specification is to be accomplished by ROPTO (we would recommend 2 -3 months from the filing date)
h) The confirmation of the payment of extension fee.

2. Specification, claims and abstract drafted in the official language of EPO's procedures - 2 folds.

3. Drawings (if any)

  • formal drawings - 2 sets

An indication concerning the figure to be published together with the abstract is required

4. power of Attorney form

5. A Declaration stating if a patent application having the subject-matter like EP was/was not registered by national way in ROMANIA under the No....., with regular deposit date..... and the title.............; on which basis was/was not granted by Notice of Allowance No..... the patent of invention No..... on the date......

6. Official Fees must be paid on the date of filing of the extension application with Romanian Patent Office, in amount of:

                                                Fees US$  Charges US$

Printing the                up to the 12 month 
description claims          from the date of the
and drawings and            Notice of Allowance
issuing the Letters         publication
Patent including no
more that 10 pages                                  100           125
- for each additional page                            5             2

Issuing documents,          when filing the 
proofs, duplicates,         request for such 
copies certificates         document with ROPTO      10            15

Keeping the inventor's      when filing the request
name not available for      for such conditions
public (optional)                                    50            25

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