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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

OAPI

Filing requirements

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes
Language: English or French
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

  • Excess claims fee: CFA 40,000 per claim over 10

  • OAPI member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo

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Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

OAPI

Filing requirements

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

Country notes

  • A certified copy of the priority document, along with a certified English or French translation of the priority document (in case of non-English language), must be submitted within six months from the application filing date. This is a hard deadline and cannot be extended.

  • Note that assignments are required for Paris Convention filings even though they are not required for PCT cases.

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