Granted European patents must be validated in the European Patent Convention territories where protection is to be maintained. We provide an efficient and cost-effective service to carry out validation for clients for whom we have prosecuted European patent applications.
We also provide a cost effective service to register as UK address for service for European patents which is used by some other European representatives. The UK is a party to the London Agreement and there are no formal validation requirements, although it is necessary to provide a UK address to be sure of receiving official communications and this is a service which we provide. We forward all communications received, inculding letters indicating that a renewal fee has not been paid but in line with common practice we do not forward renewal reminder letters in advance of a renewal deadline. We can also provide a renewal service where required.