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Patent Filing in Gibraltar

If you apply for a patent based on an existing United Kingdom (UK) patent, within 3 years of UK date of issue, registration will normally be granted, the patent will expire with UK patent in Gibraltar.

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

 

Paradigm to obtain a patent in Gibraltar:-
  • Filing of patent application
  • Search report
  • Request for Examination
  • Publication of the application
  • Compliance with the examiners office action
  • Acceptance (Notice of Allowance) or rejection.
  • Payment of the Issue Fees.
  • the first renewal fee is, in fact, paid already in the application phase, at the beginning of the third application year
Documents required for filing of Patent Application in Gibraltar

PCT National Phase patent filing

  • WIPO publication
  • International search report
  • International preliminary examination report (chapter II)
  • English, French or German translation of the specification and priority documents
  • Power of Attorney
Remarks:
  • Gibraltar is automatically designated in a European regional/national phase filing.
  • Timeline for national phase entry in Gibraltar is 31 months