United Kingdom
Supported patent filings

European Validation
Deadline: N/A
London Agreement? Yes
Official Language: English, French and German
Translations Required: No
Forms: No
PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months*
Power of Attorney: No
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: Yes***
Examination Request: Automatically examined, additional exam fees at filing
Country Notes:

* 33 months with extension fee payable. 


** The English translation (in case of non-EN application) can be submitted within one month from the date of PO notification. 


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


• The UK is automatically included in a European (EPO) regional phase filing.

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

* The English translation (in case of non-EN application) can be submitted within two months from the date of PO notification.


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


• A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 16 months from the application filing date (with details needed at filing).


• The UK is automatically included in a European (EPO) regional phase filing.

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