Filing rules by country


Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements. 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.

Direct Route: filing & translation requirements



Filing Deadline

12 months

Filing Extension


Translation Extension

10 business days
A translation certification is required if an extension is used.
Yes, must be submitted within 40 working days from the filing date
Notarized and Apostilled.

Power of Attorney

General POA Accepted

Only if the applicant of the Priority Document is different from the current application. Within 3 months from the filing date.
Must be notarized and Apostilled unless the person signing it is the inventor. A plain signature is needed.


Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing


Amended Claims Submitted at Filing


Fee for Amending Claims at Filing

Due within 18 months from filing date

Request for Examination Deadline

Can Examination be requested at filing?


Patent Prosecution Highway

3 months from filing date. Certified translation required

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