Granted European patents are automatically effective in the United Kingdom and are transferred onto the UK IPO patent register with the applicant’s details only.
If a different address for service is required then the UK IPO must have authorisation, usually established by filing a UK IPO Patent Form 51.
With the transition period relating to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union now ended, a recent change in UK law means that from 1 January 2021, if you wish to appoint a representative for the UK part of a European patent, the representative will need to have an address in the United Kingdom (or Gibraltar or the Channel Islands). The UK IPO will no longer accept addresses in the EEA (European Economic Area).
For a limited time we are offering you a reduced cost of just £100 for recording Stevens Hewlett & Perkins as address for service at the UK IPO for any newly-granted European patent.
This cost is fully-inclusive and covers the establishing of a case record on our system and the forwarding of any communications received from the UK IPO for the life of the UK(EP) patent.
It should be understood that the United Kingdom leaving the European Union has no effect on our ability to file patent applications at the European Patent Office. This is because the European Patent Office is not a European Union organisation.
For more information on how SH&P can assist you with your UK address for service requirements please contact us using the form below.