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Applying for a patent

Here you can find the information you need to prepare and file a patent application. It is important that you do not make your idea public before you have filed your application.

Applying for a patent in Sweden

PRV grants patents for Sweden, so you should turn to us to file a national Swedish patent application. PRV is also an international authority, which means you can use us if you want to pursue a patent in other countries.

Applying for a patent outside of Sweden

If you want to apply for a patent outside of Sweden, there are three different routes:

  • International application (PCT)
  • European patent application (EP)
  • Foreign application (national or regional)

If you are planning to apply for a patent in several countries, it might be best to begin the process with a national Swedish patent application. After filing a Swedish patent application you can wait for a maximum of 12 months, "the priority year", before making your decision on where and in how many countries you want to apply for a patent.

You can read more under Swedish patent application in the menu on the left.

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