London Agreement in Force for Finland

A quick reminder that the London Agreement came into force for Finland on 1 November 2011: http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/official-journal/information-epo/archive/20111004b.html .

For European patents granted with effect for Finland on or after 1 November 2011, no Finnish translation of the European patent specification need be supplied if the patent is granted in English or if an English translation of the patent is supplied in accordance with Article 65(1) EPC; but a Finnish translation of the claims must always be supplied.

This should save quite a bit of money for those wanting to validate in Finland as only a translation of the claims is now necessary.

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