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International Drawing Formats


International drawing formats can be a source of uncertainty in the preparation of many applications.

Below is a chart listing many industrialized nations and their respective format requirements. At Legal Advantage we are constantly researching this and many other issues, so you can utilize your time more efficiently.

Our team is ready to help.

 
Page Size
Margin Top
Left
Bottom
Right
Pg #
Txt
Link to Intellectual Property Office
Brazil Intellectual Property Office

Brazil

A4
2.5 cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
Canada Intellectual Property Office
Canada
Ltr
2.5 cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
Chile Intellectual Propery Office
Chile

A4

Can be reproduced directly after reduction to 85 mm width
*
China Intellectual Property Office
China
A4
Max drawing size 15cm X 22cm min drawing size 3cm x 8cm
yes
3.2mm
European Union Intellectual Property Office
Europe

A4

2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
France Intellectual Property Office
France
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
Germany Intellectual Property Office
Germany
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
Hong Kong Intellectual Property Office

Hong Kong

A4
Must be filed through China, UK or Europe first
India Intellectual Property Office
India
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
2.5cm
**
3.0mm
Italy Intellectual Property Office
Italy
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
Japan Intellectual Property Office
Japan
A4
Max drawing size 150mm X 245mm
**
***
Korea Intellectual Property Office
Korea
A4
Max drawing size 165mm X 222mm
yes
3.2mm
Russian Federation Intellectual Property Office
Russia
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
Taiwan
Taiwan
A4
2.0cm
2.0cm
2.0cm
2.0cm
yes
3.2mm
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
UK
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.0mm
US Patent Trademark Office
USA
A4&Ltr
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm
WIPO  Intellectual Property Office
WIPO
A4
2.5cm
2.5cm
1.0cm
1.5cm
yes
3.2mm

  

* Must be 5mm high after being reduced to printing format
** Page numbers must be placed in the top right hand corner of the page
*** Text must be 5mm square or high

Please note that to the best of our knowledge the information contained on this page is accurate and current, rules can however be amended any time without notice.