Is there a grace period for filing PCT national phase application in China after expiration of 30 months deadline?

- 2015-09-08

The two months grace period (the restoration procedure) is not applicable to a Chinese conventional patent application (a direct Chinese filing within one year based on a foreign application under Paris Convention).  That is, the one year term for filing a conventional patent application cannot be extended.  Only a PCT application can enjoy the two months grace period when entering China national phase.