South Africa

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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

ZA

Filing requirements

Deadline: 31 months*
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Yes
Language: English
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *34 months with extension

  • Applicants and their attorneys need to comply with anti-money laundering and genetic heritage formalities. Generally, this involves completing some simple paperwork, which your South African representative will provide.

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Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

ZA

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes
Language: English**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *Declaration and Power of Attorney

    **Can file in any language and file the certified English translation within 3 months

  • A certified copy of the Priority Document, along with a verified English translation (if necessary), needs to be filed within 6 months from the application filing date (with details needed at filing).

  • Spoor & Fisher also require the international classification (IPC) for an application. This is often available for the priority application, but if not then Spoor & Fisher can classify (additional fees apply).

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