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India

Patent filing & translation requirements

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

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Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in India
LanguageEnglish
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation ExtensionNo
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 3 months of filing (original required, notarized: No, legalized: No)
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 6 months of filing
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes, the amendments made should be within the scope of specification and claims filed in priority application
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 48 months from earliest priority date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Patent Prosecution HighwayNo
Priority Document3 months from invitation, certified copy or DAS code, translation required
PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in India
LanguageEnglish
Filing Deadline31 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation ExtensionNo
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 3 months of filing (original required, notarized: No, legalized: No)
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 6 months of filing
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingOnly the deletion of claims are allowed at time of filing
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 48 months from earliest priority date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Patent Prosecution HighwayYes

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