• PCT Requirements for Filing Patents & Translations in OAPI
  • Language English or French
  • Filing Deadline 30 months
  • Filing Extension
  • Translation Extension
  • Power of Attorney

    Original Required? No
    Notarized? No
    Legalized? No

    Yes, should be submitted within 2 months from filing date

  • General POA Accepted Yes
  • Assignments

    only for applicants claiming priority from the United States of America. All deeds of assignment must be notarized


  • Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing Yes
  • Amended Claims Submitted at Filing Yes
  • Fee for Amending Claims at Filing No
  • Request for Examination Deadline
    Examination will be conducted as soon as the complete application is received
  • Request for Examination at Filing N/A
  • Patent Prosecution Highway