Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Belgium

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure)

Dutch, French or German (companies residing in Belgium must use the language of the linguistic region in which they reside)

PCT National/regional phase possible

Regional only

Time limit for entering national/regional phase N/A
Time limit for filing translation N/A
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation

3 months from filing date

Certification needed for translation

No

Certified copy of priority application required

Yes, 16 months from priority date

Translation of priority application required

Yes, 16 months from priority date

Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations

Specification & Claims

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