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.