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Guidelines for Examination

 
 
1.3
Translations of the claims 

The communication under Rule 71(3) also invites the applicant to file a translation of the claims in the two official languages of the EPO other than the language of the proceedings within the same non-extendable four-month period.

If the application contains different sets of claims for particular Contracting States (see H-III, 4), a translation of all the sets of claims must be filed.

Only one copy of the translation need be filed.

The examiner should not concern himself with the quality of the translation filed.

The translation should meet the requirements pursuant to Rule 50(1).

References

Rule 50(1)