Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in Taiwan

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Traditional Chinese, simpli ed Chinese, Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) Traditional Chinese
PCT National/regional phase possible No
Time limit for entering national/regional phase N/A
Time limit for filing translation N/A
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation 4 months from filing date, 2 months extension available
Certification needed for translation No
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 16 months from earliest priority date
Translation of priority application required Yes, only the cover page
Certification needed for translation of priority application Yes
EP Required translations N/A

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