Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Netherlands

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) Dutch or English (claims in Dutch)
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 3 months from notification
Certification needed for translation No
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date
Translation of priority application required Yes, Dutch, English, French or German, 16 months from priority date
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations N/A

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