37 CFR 1.69: Foreign language oaths and declarations

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023

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1.69    Foreign language oaths and declarations.

  • (a) Whenever an individual making an oath or declaration cannot understand English, the oath or declaration must be in a language that such individual can understand and shall state that such individual understands the content of any documents to which the oath or declaration relates.
  • (b) Unless the text of any oath or declaration in a language other than English is in a form provided by the Patent and Trademark Office or in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17(iv), it must be accompanied by an English translation together with a statement that the translation is accurate, except that in the case of an oath or declaration filed under § 1.63, the translation may be filed in the Office no later than two months from the date applicant is notified to file the translation.
[42 FR 5594, Jan. 28, 1977; para. (b), 48 FR 2696, Jan. 20, 1983, effective Feb. 27, 1983; para. (b) revised, 62 FR 53132, Oct. 10, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997; para. (b) revised, 69 FR 56481, Sept. 21, 2004, effective Oct. 21, 2004; para. (b) revised, 70 FR 3880, Jan. 27, 2005, effective Dec. 8, 2004]