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Requirements for filing a european patent application

In addition to the requirements for filing a Spanish Patent Application, the applicant must indicate the Contracting States in which he wishes protection.

The 32 Contracting States are as follows: Austria, Begium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Luxenbourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, San Marino, Slovania, Spain, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Furthermore, European patents can be extended to Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.