Applicants and their attorneys need to comply
with anti-money laundering and genetic
heritage formalities. Generally, this involves
completing some simple paperwork, which
your South African representative will provide.
**Can file in any language and file the certified
English translation within 3 months
A certified copy of the priority document, along with its certified English translation (in case of non-English language) should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing of these documents is possible up to six months from the application filing date but will result in a late fee, invoiced by the agent. The deadline may again be extended up to 12 months from the application filing date but will result in further fees, invoiced by the agent.
Spoor & Fisher also require the international
classification (IPC) for an application. This is
often available for the priority application,
but if not then Spoor & Fisher can classify
(additional fees apply).