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It is not possible. Patents are granted by patent offices in exchange for a full disclosure of the invention.
If you have either a residence or a place of business within the territory of an EPC contracting state you are not obliged to be represented by a professional representative (European patent attorney). If you are a non-resident applicant, you must appoint a professional representative -European Patent Attorney to represent you in proceedings before European Patent Office.
The  legislation in Croatia requires that an applicant, whose ordinary residence or principal place of business is outside of Croatia, be represented by national patent attorney. Patent projekt Ltd acts as a national patent attorney before the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).
Patent applications are generally published 18 months from the filing date or, where priority has been claimed, the priority date.
Patent protection is granted for a limited period of 20 years from the filing date of the application.
The European Patent grant procedure takes about five years from the date application is filed. If direct filing at EPO, grant procedure could be shorter, in some cases approx. three years.
If you or your predecessor in title have filed an application for either a patent or the registration of a utility model or a utility certificate in or for any state party to the Paris Convention or any member of the World Trade Organization, you may claim priority when filing a European patent application in respect of the same invention. This should be done no later than 12 months after filing the first application.
The term of trademark registration in Croatia is ten years. It can be renewed indefinitely on payment of additional fees.
A word or a combination of words, letters, and numerals can constitute a trademark. But trademarks may also consist of drawings, symbols and three-dimensional representations such as the shape and packaging of products. Also it could be also non-visible signs such as sounds or fragrances, or color shades used as distinguishing features.
An industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. It  may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.
The owner of a registered industrial design in Croatia has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles bearing or embodying a design which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected design, when such acts are undertaken for commercial purposes.
In Croatia industrial design needs to be registered in order to be protected under industrial design law as a “registered design“.
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