Examination of your patent application
Both a novelty search and a patentability examination are performed when examining the patent application and you will receive the first evaluation within 6 to 7 months of the date of filing. If the invention is patentable, the patent will be granted after approximately 1-3 years.
After filing the Danish application, it is possible to proceed with the patent application internationally, either as an international application (PCT), European application (EP), or filing in another country with priority from the Danish application. Such applications must be filed within 12 months of the date of filing the application.
Guide on how to apply for a European patent
The Danish Patent and Trademark Office is PCT Receiving Office (RO), and via Nordic Patent Institute (NPI) also International Search Authority (ISA). You can submit your international patent application online via eOLF or via ePCT.
International application (PCT) via eOLF
International application (PCT) via ePCT
Validation of EP patents
You can submit your request for validation of an EP patent electronically, via e-mail or ordinary post. Request for validation requires representation by a European Patent Attorney (EPA).