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Colombia

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Colombia. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

To visit the Colombia Patent Office website, go to 

PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Columbia
Language Spanish
Filing Deadline 31 months
Filing Extension No
Translation Extension No
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted 2 months after receiving the requirement from the Patent Office
General POA Accepted Yes
Assignments Yes, should be submitted 2 months after receiving the requirement from the Patent Office
Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing No
Claims Amendment Possible at Filing No
Fee for Amending Claims at Filing N/A
Request for Examination Deadline Due 6 months from publication date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing? No
Patent Prosecution Highway Yes
Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Columbia
Language Spanish
Filing Deadline 12 months
Filing Extension No
Translation Extension No
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted 2 months after receiving the requirement from the Patent Office
General POA Accepted Yes
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted 2 months after receiving the requirement from the Patent Office
Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing No
Claims Amendment Possible at Filing Yes
Fee for Amending Claims at Filing Yes
Request for Examination Deadline Due within 6 months from publication date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing? No
Patent Prosecution Highway Yes
Priority Document16 months from earliest priority date, Scanned Certified copy, no translation required

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