Language of filing

You can file your patent application in Finnish, Swedish or English. If your application is in English and you wish to receive decisions from us in English, you must indicate it on the application form (tick the box ‘I wish to receive decisions in English’ under ‘Accompanying documents').

If your application is processed in Finnish or in Swedish, the claims and the abstract must be translated into Swedish or Finnish respectively before the application is published. If your application is processed in English, you must submit the claims and the abstract to us in Finnish or in Swedish before the application is published.

You can also file your application in some other language and receive a filing date, but the application will not be examined until it has been translated into Finnish, Swedish or English.

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Latest update 16.06.2015