For e-OLF smart card users (patents online filing)

     For e-OLF smart card users (patents online filing):
         After a major Windows 10 update from Microsoft it is possible to get one of the following error(s) when trying to use the smart card, and not allowing you to finalize the process of online filing:
              • Cannot initialize reader connection error or OLF smartcard not recognized

         The European Patent Office (EPO) sent a notification where the issue and the cause is described, and they also provide a solution to fix this problem. EPO also asked Microsoft to fix this bug but cannot give a date when this will happen. Until then, the solution indicated by EPO works. Here you may find the notification from EPO.

How to Get a Romanian Patent

I. GENERAL INFORMATION International conventions and treaties ratified by Romania in the field of patents Other agreements Patent legislation in force in the field of patents Publications II. PATENT LAW – ESSENTIALS III. PATENTABILITY Patentable invention Exceptions to patentability Subjects – matters of patentable inventions: product, process, method Disclosure of invention Unity of invention IV. …


The patents for invention protect the technical and functional aspects of the products and processes. Instructions on the electronic filing of patent applications Instructions Concerning the Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medicaments and the Supplementary Protection Certificate for Plant Protection Products Application for a Supplementary Protection Certificate National legislation on patents for invention Amounts and time-limits …