What are the minimum documents/information required for filing a national phase/ convention application in India?

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The minimum documents and information which are required for filing a national phase or a convention application have been summarized in the table below:

S. No.

Document/ Information

Stage of Submission

Extensions

1.

Complete specification

(in English)

Along with the application

No extensions are available for filing the complete specification at a later date

2.

Drawing(s)

Along with the application

No extensions are available for filing the drawings at a later date

3.

Name, address and nationality of inventors’

Along with the application

No; although inventor(s) may be added/ removed subsequently by filing a request

4.

Name, address and nationality of applicant(s)

Along with the application

No; although applicant(s) may be added/ amended subsequently by filing a request

5.

Power of Attorney

(To be filed in case the application is filed by a patent agent)

Within 3 months of the application date

Yes, an extension may be obtained by a filing a request for extension before the expiry of the time limit or by filing a petition after the expiry of time limit.

6.

Assignment Deed/ Form 1 endorsed by the inventor(s) (To be filed if the inventors are not the applicants)

Within 6 months of the application date

Yes, an extension may be obtained by a filing a request for extension before the expiry of the time limit or by filing a petition after the expiry of time limit.

7.

Details of corresponding applications filed in other countries (Information & undertaking under Section 8)

Within 6 months of the application date

Yes, an extension may be obtained by a filing a request for extension before the expiry of the time limit or by filing a petition after the expiry of time limit,

8.

Verified English translation of the Priority application (required for both national phase as well as convention applications)

Within 3 months of request by the Controller

No extensions are available

9.

Verified English translation of the PCT application (required only for national phase applications)

Agent can verify the English translation of PCT application on behalf of the applicant.

Within 31 months of priority date

No extensions are available

10.

Certified copy of the Priority application

(required usually for convention applications, but may also be requested for national phase application in case the priority document was not submitted with the International Bureau)

Within 3 months of request by Controller

No extensions are available

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