Still possible:
European Patent (EP)

  1. Application to the European Patent Office (EPO)
  2. Designation of selected contracting states
  3. Result: national parts of the EP in all the designated states
European Patent (EP)

Until now: the European Patent (EP)

Whereas the traditional EP is applied centrally at the European Patent Office (EPO), it will become only a bundle of national patents after grant, each with its own fate. The contracting states have to be individually designated, and each national part can be transferred, enforced and declared invalid individually without effect for the rights in the other designated states.

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