Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Note: Inventa International does not operate directly in this jurisdiction. Instead, we rely on a long standing network of colleagues and agents to handle incoming service.

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

The PCT system allows simplified international patent applications which in turn eases national filings.

Additional Information

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If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

If you have further questions, we would be delighted to schedule a conference call and answer any questions you may have.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Substantive Examination

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

Court

Time until registration

4 years

Opposition Period

Special Case

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Use Requirement Period

Special Case

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National Filing Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Inventor(s) data.
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Remarks: Opposition: not provided for, but interested parties can notify the Intellectual Property Office about the existence of an identical or similar invention Compulsory license may be filed after the expiration of the four-year period from the filing date of a patent application or after the expiration of the three-year time limit from the date of the grant of a patent, whichever of these two time limits expires later. PATENT WORKING REQUIREMENT RESPONSIBLE BODY - Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina may grant a compulsory license at the request of an interested party

PCT Filing

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Inventor(s) data.
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  International preliminary examination report.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of Attorney from the Assignor and Assignee, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Remarks: Opposition: not provided for, but interested parties can notify the Intellectual Property Office about the existence of an identical or similar invention Compulsory license may be filed after the expiration of the four-year period from the filing date of a patent application or after the expiration of the three-year time limit from the date of the grant of a patent, whichever of these two time limits expires later. PATENT WORKING REQUIREMENT RESPONSIBLE BODY - Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina may grant a compulsory license at the request of an interested party

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