Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Finland

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) Finnish , Swedish or English (claims and abstract in Finnish or Swedish)
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 31 months from filing/priority date
Time limit for filing translation 31 months from filing/priority date (extendible by 2 months)
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation After invitation; Finnish or Swedish translation of claims and abstract before publication of application
Certification needed for translation No, only upon request
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date
Translation of priority application required No, only upon request
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations Claims only if Specification is in English

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