Philippines
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PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months*
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes**
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* 31 months with extension fee payable.


** An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted.

Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: Yes**
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes:

* Legalization or notarization is NOT required. Must be filed within two months from receipt of Office Action requiring submission of the same.


** An amendment to reduce the claims may be submitted.


• A certified copy of the Priority Document is required at time of filing, along with its simple English translation (in case of non-English language). Late filing of the application is possible within six months from the date of filing the application but will result in a late fee, invoiced by the agent.


• All English translations for non-English specifications are due at the time of filing, or late fees may be incurred.

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