Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Canada

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date English and French
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) N/A
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 30 months from filing/priority date (extendible by 12 months upon payment of extension fee)
Time limit for filing translation 30 months from filing/priority date (extendible by 12 months upon payment of extension fee)
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation N/A
Certification needed for translation N/A
Certified copy of priority application required No, only upon request
Translation of priority application required Yes, together with certified copy of priority application
Certification needed for translation of priority application Yes
EP Required translations N/A

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