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Legal status

The legal status shows the most important legal events in the European procedure, plus any information available to us on the fate of the European patent once it becomes the responsibility of the designated states following grant.

Like all other databases, the European Patent Register has to rely on the correctness of the data supplied by the co-operating patent offices and the extent to which that data is up to date. In particular, delays in the delivery of bibliographic or legal status data can vary significantly depending on the country concerned and the time period covered.

To be absolutely sure about the actual status of a patent, we recommend that users contact the relevant patent office or authority direct.