Filing rules by country

Nicaragua

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Nicaragua. 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 in Nicaragua
LanguageSpanish
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension2 months
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing (original required, notarized: Yes, legalized: Yes by Apostille)
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing (notarized and apostilled)
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingYes
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 6 months from publication date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Priority Document16 months from earliest priority date, certified copy, translation required
PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Nicaragua
LanguageSpanish
Filing Deadline30 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension2 months
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing (original required, notarized: Yes, legalized: Yes by Apostille)
General POA AcceptedYes
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 2 months of filing (notarized and apostilled)
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes, however the original claims need to be filed as well
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingYes
Request for Examination DeadlineDue 6 months from publication date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?No
Patent Prosecution HighwayNo

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