Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Switzerland

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Any
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) German, French or Italian
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 30 months from priority date
Time limit for filing translation 30 months from priority date
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation Within time limit set by Patent Office
Certification needed for translation No
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from priority date
Translation of priority application required Yes (in German, French, Italian or English), 16 months from priority date
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations No

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