New translation requirements issued by the Slovak Republic Industrial Property Office
Slovak IPO requires translation of international preliminary patentability reports into English.
The Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic notified the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of its requirement to translate international preliminary patentability reports into English. This requirement (PCT Chapter I or II, PCT Rules 44bis.3(a) and 72.1) applies when the reports are issued in a language that is not one of the Slovak official languages.
Under the relevant PCT Rule, the International Bureau should be responsible for such translations.
For further information about the Slovak IPO translation requirement, contact our Slovak Republic representative.