Patent

United Kingdom

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
A patent may be granted only for an invention in respect of which the following conditions are satisfied: (a) the invention is new; (b) it involves an inventive step; (c) it is capable of industrial application; and (d) the grant of a patent for it is not
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
N/A
Type of Application
N/A
Time Period
31 Months
Extended Deadline
2 Months
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
N/A
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
Supplementary Protection Certificates for 25 Years may be available for approved human or veterinary medicaments

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process and Omnibus claims
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
English
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
On Filing Date
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed
Deed of Assignment
Signed
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Signed
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Copy
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
Almost immediate
Deadline to File the Reply
1-2 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
1-2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
Too variable to specify
Deadline to File the Reply
4-6 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Yes
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
1-3 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
4 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
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
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
1 Month (approx)

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A