Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Germany

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) German
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 30 months from filing/priority date
Time limit for filing translation 30 months from filing/priority date
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation 3 months from  ling date (12 months if  ling language is French or English)
Certification needed for translation Yes
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date (uncertifed)
Translation of priority application required Yes, if not in German, English, French, Spanish or Italian, 1 month from filing priority document
Certification needed for translation of priority application Yes
EP Required translations No

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