Patent

Greece

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Patents shall be granted for any inventions in any field of technology that are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Only PCT2 is ratified in Greece. PCT patent applications can be filed in Greece via the EPO, when the European patent will be granted, through validation in Greece of the European Patent and filing a translation thereof in Greek language
Divisional Application
No
Patent of Addition
Yes
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
Yes
Type of Application
Convention Application and Non-Convention Application
Time Period
31 Months
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
7 Years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
Supplementary Protection Certificate for Pharmaceutical Patents : 5 Years

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Greek
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
For a National patent application: 4 Months from Filing Date. For the validation of a European Patent in Greece: 3 Months from the publication of the Decision to Grant of the European Patent.
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed
Deed of Assignment
Apostille
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Apostille
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Apostille
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
Yes
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
Declaration of relation of owner to Inventor, if they are not one and the same
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
4 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
18 Months from Filing Date
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
4 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A