European EPO Patent Registration
European Patent Convention (EPC)
You can receive one European patent which covers a group of countries in Western Europe, of the EPC.
EPC member states, which are covered with a European patent are:
Albania (AL), Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), Republic of Croatia (HR), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Iceland (IS), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Latvia (LV), Liechtenstein (LI), Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK), Malta (MT), Monaco (MC), Netherlands (NL), Norway (NO), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), San Marino (SM), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE), Switzerland (CH), Turkey (TR) and United Kingdom (GB).
Source: European Patent Organisation, EPO
Last updated: 19.7.2016
EPO member states
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