1.2.3.2
Technical or non-technical terms used in the description and/or the claims in a language other than the language of the proceedings

If the description and/or claims contain(s) technical or non-technical terms in a language other than the language of the proceedings, the EPO will assess whether the use of these terms is common or standard in the relevant technical field. In such a case, no translation will be required.

Otherwise, the applicant will be invited by the EPO as receiving Office to submit a request for rectification under Rule 91 (see GL/PCT-EPO A-VII, 1.2.3.1).

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