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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

EP

Filing requirements

Deadline: 31 months*
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English, French & German
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Included

Country notes

    *Late regional phase entry (2-3 months after 31 month date) allowed upon payment of significant additional official fees.

  • Excess claims fee: EUR 225 per claim over 15 EUR 555 per claim over 50

  • Renewal fee may be due at regional phase entry.

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

EP

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English, French & German
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

  • A certified copy of the priority document needs to be filed within 16 months from the earliest priority date (with details needed at filing).

  • Excess claims fee: EUR 225 per claim over 15; EUR 555 per claim over 50