International Services for Foreign Attorneys

We offer an efficient and cost-effective service to Foreign Associates. Flexibility is built in – we can provide a transaction-only service, a full advisory service, or a mixture of both. Upon receiving an enquiry, we aim to respond within two working days, often sooner.

Working with Capella IP, you will find solid experience, personalised attention and keen pricing. We help you to help us manage costs whilst achieving your clients’ commercial aims. We have considerable experience in working across time zones and cultures and will work with you to build understanding and trust.


EP Regional Phase at 31m

To Enter the EP Regional Phase at 31 months from a PCT Application

To file initially, we shall need:-

  • Front page of the PCT publication (with Applicant’s details)
  • Specification in English, or translation into English of the specification, (preferably in “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats)
  • Amendments from the international phase,  and any further amendments intended to form the basis of the subsequent procedure, in English or translated into English (preferably in “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats)
  • European Application number, if available
  • Inventor details (full name and address of each inventor) if not named in the PCT publication
  • Translation of Priority Document may be required – the EPO will request this if necessary

Your written instructions and our signed terms of business by post, fax or email (if we have not worked with you before).

Later we shall need to file:-

  • Search results from earlier priority application(s) (exempt if EPO did earlier search or priority application(s) was filed in AT, JP, UK or US) - within 2 months of Notification from Examination Division

EP Direct Application at 12m

To File an EP Patent Application (at 12 months) based on a National Application

Minimum Requirements to secure a filing date (12 months from the earliest priority date):-

  • Applicant’s details (full name, nationality, residency and full address)
  • Specification (including claims and abstract) in English or in original language (preferably in both “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats)
  • Drawings (these can be informal)
  • Priority information (country(ies), filing numbers(s), filing date(s))
  • Details of right to claim priority (if applicant is different from the priority application(s))

Your written instructions and our signed terms of business by post, fax or email (if we have not worked with you before).

Later we shall need to file:-

  • Translation into English of specification and drawings (preferably in both “.pdf” and editable “.docx” file formats), if required – within 2 months of filing
  • Formal drawings within 2 months of notification
  • Inventor details (full name and address of each Inventor, and how applicant derives the right to the invention) – within 16 months of priority date
  • Certified copy of priority document (exempt if priority application was EP, PCT (RO = EPO), JP, CN, KR or US application) - within 16 months of priority date
  • Translation of priority document may be required – the EPO will request this if necessary
  • Search results from earlier priority application(s) (exempt if EPO did earlier search or priority application(s) was filed in AT, JP, UK, US, DK or KR) – before Examination Division assumes responsibility

UK National Phase at 31m

To enter the UK National Phase at 31 months from a PCT Application

To file initially, we shall need:-

  • Front page of the PCT publication (with Applicant’s name and address)
  • Specification in English, or translation into English of the specification, (preferably in “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats)
  • Amendments from the international phase, and any further amendments intended to form the basis of the subsequent procedure, in English or translated into English (preferably in “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats)
  • Inventor details (full name and address of each inventor) if not already named in PCT Publication, and how the applicant derives the invention from the inventor(s)
  • Translation of priority document is not normally required, but may be requested by the Patent Office

Your written instructions and our signed terms of business by post, fax or email (if we have not worked together before).


UK Direct Application at 12m

To File a UK Patent Application (at 12 months) based on a Foreign National Patent Application

Minimum Requirements to secure a filing date (12 months from priority date):

  • Applicant’s details (full name and address)
  • Specification (preferably including claims and abstract) in English or original language (preferably in both “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats)
  • Drawings (these can be informal)
  • Priority Information (country(ies), filing number(s), filing date(s))
  • Details of right to claim priority (if applicant is different from priority application(s))

 

Your written instructions and our signed terms of business by post, fax or email (if we have not worked together before).

Later we shall need to file:

  • Translation into English of specification and drawings (preferably in both “.pdf” and editable “.docx” formats) - within 2 months of filing
  • Claims and abstract (if not provided on filing) - within 2 months of filing
  • Formal drawings - within 15 months of priority date
  • Inventor details (full name and address of each inventor, and details of how the applicant derives the right to the invention(s) from each inventor) - within 16 months of priority date
  • Certified copy of priority document (or PDAS access code) - within 16 months of priority date
  • Translation of priority document is not normally required, but may be requested by the Patent Office - within 16 months of priority date

CIPA Video - An Economy of Ideas.
 

 

CIPA Video - Intellectual Property: Why You Should Choose the UK.

 

CIPA Video - European Patent Work Unaffected by Brexit.

 

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