Patent Translation & Filing Requirements in China

Languages Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date Chinese (simplified)
Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure) N/A
PCT National/regional phase possible Yes
Time limit for entering national/regional phase 30 months from filing/priority date (extendible by 2 months)
Time limit for filing translation Upon entry
Paris Convention / Direct Time limit for filing translation N/A
Certification needed for translation N/A
Certified copy of priority application required Yes, 3 months from filing date
Translation of priority application required No, only upon request
Certification needed for translation of priority application No
EP Required translations N/A

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