The time limit for entering the European phase is 31 months from the date of filing or, if priority has been claimed, from the earliest priority date (see point 443).
An up-to-date overview of the applicable time limit for entry into the national phase in each PCT contracting state - including the EPC contracting states where the national route is preferred - is available on the WIPO website[ 11 ].
as designated Office if the international application was only processed under PCT Chapter I proceedings (international search and publication of the application);
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EPC Implementing Rules
XR.159 EPC The European Patent Office as a designated or elected Office – Requirements for entry into the European phase