Also Patents as trademarks and Designs recognize the monopoly of inventors in countries where they have been subject to the principle of territoriality.
It is a system, which gives the possibility to make an application over 143 countries, if you are a member of PCT.
The European Patent Convention gives the possibility to make an application in 37 countries. All procedures of European Patent is making by the EPO (European Patent Office).
Each country should apply separately. It is the most suitable form of the application because it is more convenient.
With our inventions you are always forward of your competitors. We are looking if your invention is registered or not in other countries so that you haven’t spent your energy.
If you are paying the renewal fee per year, you will become a 20 year protection.