Country code: SK
Location: Central Europe, south of Poland
Area: total: 48,845 sq km (water: 45 sq km; land: 48,800 sq km)
Population: 5,430,033 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Bratislava
Languages: Slovak (official), Hungarian
Currency: Slovak koruna
Religions: Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%
Industries: metal and metal products, food and beverages, electricity, gas, coke, oil, nuclear fuel, chemicals and manmade fibers, machinery, paper and printing, earthenware and ceramics, transport vehicles, textiles, electrical and optical apparatus
Agriculture - products: grains, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit, pigs, cattle, poultry, forest products
Exports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment 39.4%, intermediate manufactured goods 27.5%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 13%, chemicals 8%
Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment 37.7%, intermediate manufactured goods 18%, fuels 13%, chemicals 11%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 9.5%





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4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


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5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

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6. Power of Attorney, no notarization

7. Author’s Declaration

8. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

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Assignment:

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Assignment:

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2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

Assignment of     priority rights

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

Inventor's     Declaration

Assignment of     priority rights

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

Author's Declaration

Assignment of     priority rights

 

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