Filing of the application at the customer service center (during opening hours). Posting in the designated collection box (outside of opening hours). By post. By fax +43 1 534 24 535
Applications are not permitted to be filed by email!
Anyone may file an application, regardless of whether they are a natural or legal entity (company).
Tip: You may choose to be represented by a (professional) representative at any time during the procedure, although it is preferable for the representative to assist you from the outset.
|Permanent address/registered office||Is a representative required?|
|Austria||No (You are, however, entitled to have a representative. If the representative you choose is not a professional representative such as a patent law firm, law firm or notary’s office, you must present a written power of attorney.)|
|EEA/Switzerland||No (an authorised recipient in Austria is sufficient)|
|Outside the EEA/Switzerland||Yes (patent law firm, law firm or notary’s office)|
In general, a representative is not required for provisional patent applications (PRIO) or any of the services.
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