According to Article 108.e of the Patent Lawand the Law on Amendments to the PatentLaw, a European patent designating Croatia,as from the date of publication of grant, shallhave the same effects as a national patent,provided that a request for validation of theEuropean patent is filed within three monthsof the date of publication of grant. Therefore,the owner of a European patent which hasbeen validated in Croatia has the exclusiveright to use the protected invention and toforbid the unauthorised use by third partiesof the patented product or process.


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