Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in India

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) English or Hindi for national applications; English for PCT national phase applications
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
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation 3 months from invitation
Certification needed for translation Yes
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 3 months from invitation
Translation of priority application required Yes, 3 months from invitation
Certification needed for translation of priority application Yes
EP Required translations N/A

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