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Finland - Apply for Patent

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  1. You apply for a patent by filing an application in writing with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH). You can file your application online using the eOLF software or on paper.
  2. Following link provides the application forms that can be used : Application forms
  3. Following link provides contact information related to Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) : PRH Contact Information

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • A description of your invention, and any related drawings.
  • Claims
  • An abstract
  • Any other accompanying documents, such as a statement on the right to the invention, or an assignment document, or a power of attorney.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Following link provides contact information related to Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) : PRH Contact Information

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Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application forms that can be used : Application forms

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Related Videos[edit]

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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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A patent granted in Finland only gives protection in Finland. If you also wish to have protection abroad, you have to apply for it separately using for instance the international patent system, PCT system, or the European patent system, EPC system. If you are a Finnish applicant, you can pursue your application in other countries by filing a PCT application with the PRH. You can also file your application directly with the national patent offices in each country.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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