Patent application in the Netherlands
If you decide to apply for a patent in the Netherlands, you should start your search at NL Patent Office. The Dutch grant procedure consists of a number of steps.
You must request a novelty search within thirteen months following your patent application; otherwise your application will expire. You will receive the results of the search approximately nine months following your request for the search. Eighteen months after the filing date, your twenty-year patent will be published in the Dutch patent register and will be granted as soon as possible afterwards.
However, before a patent can be granted, the application procedure for a Dutch patent will involve:
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