Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in France

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) French
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 2 months from filing date
Certification needed for translation No
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from filing date
Translation of priority application required No
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations No

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