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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

DE

Filing requirements

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Recommended
Assignments: No
Language: German
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

  • In Germany, the official fees are based on the application as published and it is therefore not possible to reduce claims fees by amending the claims at national stage entry. Any amendments made could incur additional translation costs.

  • Excess claims fee: EUR 20 per claim over 10

  • Germany is automatically included in a European (EPO) regional phase filing.

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Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

DE

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Recommended
Assignments: No
Language: 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).

  • The translation must be filed within 3 months of the filing date [Note: this is different to national stage entry applications where the translation cannot be filed late].

  • Excess claims fee: EUR 20 per claim over 10

  • Germany is automatically included in a European (EPO) regional phase filing.

European validation

european validation Direct file pct stage

DE

Filing requirements

London agreement? Yes
Official language: English, French & German
Translations required: No
Forms: No

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