The article describes that contrary to what we often read in the Greek press about “World Patent”, there is no such legal construction which would protect IP rights in the whole world.
The misunderstanding comes probably from the Right to Priority, which allows an applicant to file a second and further applications within one year from the first filing.
Another misinterpretation comes from the PCT. The PCT can be seen as a common patent application in almost all countries, but this is still far away from a “world patent”.
The article ends with two advice
- Never disclose anything before first filing
- File to any country of interest of file a PCT within the first year from priority
Read the full article in Greek here: www.intel-lex.eu