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PCT national stage entry

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IN

Filing requirements

Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes
Language: English
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

  • In India, the official fees are based on the application as published and it is therefore not possible to reduce claims fees by amending the claims at national stage entry.

  • Excess claims fee: INR 1600 (400 for individuals) per claim over 10

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

IN

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes
Language: English
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

  • A certified copy of the Priority Document, along with a verified English translation (if necessary), needs to be filed within 3 months from the date of communication by the Controller of Patents (with details needed at filing).

  • However, it is prudent to submit the certified copy of the Priority Document and verified English translation at the time of filing of the application in India. If the agent waits for the communication of the Controller for submitting these documents, they then have to submit the documents along with Petitions with prescribed official fees as well as professional fees for drafting, preparing and filing the Petitions.

  • Excess claims fee: INR 1600 (400 for individuals) per claim over 10.

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