European Convention relating to the Formalities required for Patent Applications

Host Institution:Council of Europe (CE)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
 Historical Information
Subject MatterPatents (Inventions)
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Treaty Text
English

European Convention relating to the Formalities required for Patent Applications (Authentic text) European Convention relating to the Formalities required for Patent Applications (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [207 KB]

French

Convention européenne relative aux formalités prescrites pour les demandes de brevets (Texte authentique) Convention européenne relative aux formalités prescrites pour les demandes de brevets (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [173 KB]

Historical Information

Iceland: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: March 24, 1966; Entry into force: April 1, 1966. Notification of denunciation: May 6, 1991, with effect from May 7, 1992.

Greece: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: June 15, 1955; Entry into force: July 1, 1955. Notification of denunciation: July 13, 1979, with effect from July 14, 1980.

Austria: Signature: January 19, 1971; Ratification: March 3, 1971; Entry into force: April 1, 1971. Notification of denunciation: February 20, 1979, with effect from February 21, 1980.

Netherlands: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: May 9, 1956; Entry into force: June 1, 1956. Notification of denunciation: December 5, 1977, with effect from December 6, 1978.

Finland: Accession: January 23, 1973; Entry into force: February 1, 1973. Notification of denunciation: June 30, 1977, with effect from July 1, 1978.

Switzerland: Accession: December 28, 1959; Entry into force: January 1, 1960. Notification of denunciation: April 5, 1977, with effect from April 6, 1978.

Norway: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: May 21, 1954; Entry into force: June 1, 1955. Notification of denunciation: March 31, 1977, with effect from April 5, 1978.

Sweden: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: June 28, 1957; Entry into force: July 1, 1957. Notification of denunciation: March 15, 1977, with effect from March 16, 1978.

France: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: January 18, 1962; Entry into force: February 1, 1962. Notification of denunciation: December 14, 1976, with effect from December 15, 1977.

Italy: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: October 17, 1958; Entry into force: November 1, 1958. Notification of denunciation: November 3, 1976, with effect from November 4, 1977.

Denmark: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification September 3, 1956; Entry into force: October 1, 1956. Notification of denunciation: October 31, 1976, with effect from November 1, 1977.

Germany: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: May 17, 1955; Entry into force: June 1, 1955. Notification of denunciation: October 29, 1976, with effect from October 30, 1977.

Ireland: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: June 17, 1954; Entry into force: June 1, 1955. Notification of denunciation: September 27, 1976, with effect from September 28, 1977.

Belgium: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: March 12, 1965; Entry into force: April 1, 1965. Notification of denunciation: April 1, 1976, with effect from April 2, 1977.

Luxembourg: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: July 4, 1957; Entry into force: August 1, 1957. Notification of denunciation: March 30, 1976, with effect from March 31, 1977.

United Kingdom: Signature: December 11, 1953; Ratification: May 5, 1955; Entry into force: June 1, 1955. Notification of denunciation: March 23, 1976, with effect from March 24, 1977.