A national patent provides protection for the invention in the country where registration is applied for and granted by a national patent office. The grant procedure may vary from country to country and it is important to be aware of this when applying for your patent.
Many organizations apply for the national patent in order to assess the viability of the invention before requesting this protection in other countries where the process may be more expensive. This is especially useful when there is a limited budget. In addition, they also have a period of 12 months in which to apply for protection in new territories by claiming the right of priority of the application over third parties.
DOUBTS ABOUT WHAT STRATEGY TO ADOPT ?
At Clarke, Modet & Cº we assist you through the entire process, starting with prior technical advice on patentability of the invention and the scope of the protection which can be obtained, the drafting of the patent, and monitoring and maintenance of annual fees.
Do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information or personalized assistance.