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No direct PCT phase

It is not possible to file directly a French patent application as entry in national phase of a PCT application.

The only way to obtain protection in France is to enter the EP regional phase and then validate it in France.

We underline that no translation will be requested to validate a European patent in France, Germany and other countries according to the London Agreement. Therefore, when the European patent will be granted, it will be automatically transformed in these countries into national patents, and only national renewal fees will have to be paid.