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Patent Filing in Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a member of both PCT and Paris Convention. Patent application can be filed in Bosnia and Herzegovina either by the route of PCT or by filing directly as a conventional application.

Term of patent: 20 years from the date of filing of the international application. Patent Office: Bosnia Patent Office/ European Patent Office

 

Paradigm to obtain a patent in Bosnia:-
  • Filing of patent application
  • Publication of the application
  • Request for Examination
  • Compliance with the examiners office action
  • Acceptance (Notice of Allowance) or rejection.
  • Payment of the Issue Fees.
  • The annuities should be paid after the second year of the international filing date (patent in progress) or the presentation in Bosnia. The annuities should be paid at the beginning of the year.
Documents required for filing of Patent Application in Bosnia

1. PCT National Phase patent filing

  • WIPO publication
  • International search report
  • International preliminary examination report (chapter II)
  • Bosnia translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney

2. Conventional patent Filing

  • complete specification
  • formal drawing, if any
  • certified copy of the priority document
  • Bosnian translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney
Remarks:
  • • Patent can be filed in Bosnia through an application filed in regional phase application in EPO, designating Bosnia as an extension
  • Timeline for national phase entry in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 30 months
  • Timeline for conventional filing is 12 months from date of priority