Business brief 2014: Sweden


Maria Zamkova

A Swedish patent application is filed with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), and is granted for a term of up to 20 years from the filing date (if the annual renewal fees are paid).


How do you register or secure patent rights, and is national or international coverage most appropriate?

If the patent relates to a medicinal or plant protection product, the term of the patent can be extended by five years using supplementary protection.

patents; trademarks; copyright; counterfeiting