|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|
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