*Power of Attorney forms need to be filed, but
neither notarization nor legalization is required.
If the forms cannot be submitted at filing, it is
possible to file late as a response to the NOIP’s
Notification of Deficiencies (at a cost) within 1
month, with an extension of further 1 month,
from the date of Office Action.
**Examination request can be filed either at filing
or later.Deadlinefor request for substantive
examination is 42 months for inventions and 36
months for utility solutions, either from priority
date or from filing date if no priority is claimed.
A certified copy of the priority document
is required within 3 months from the filing
date (with details needed at filing). Only the
priority data is required at the time of filing
(application number, filing date and country).
Translation of the patent specification can
be submitted late, within 3 months from the
filing date, provided that it is approved as an
exceptional case by the key person at NOIP.