|Languages||Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date||Any|
|Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure)||English|
|PCT||National/regional phase possible||Yes|
|Time limit for entering national/regional phase||31 months from filing/priority date (extendible by 2 months on payment of a fee)|
|Time limit for filing translation||31 months from filing/priority date (extendible by 2 months on payment of a fee)|
|Paris Convention / Direct||Time limit for filing translation||12 months from priority date or 2 months from filing date, whichever expires later|
|Certification needed for translation||No|
|Certified copy of priority application required||Yes, 16 months from priority date (extendible by 2 months on payment of a fee)|
|Translation of priority application required||No, only upon request|
|Certification needed for translation of priority application||No|
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