Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Sweden

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) Swedish or English
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 (extendible by 2 months)
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation 3 months from invitation
Certification needed for translation Yes
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date
Translation of priority application required No, only upon request, if priority application is not in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, French or German
Certification needed for translation of priority application Yes
EP Required translations N/A

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