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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on October 2, 1979, and modified on February 3, 1984, and Regulations under the PCT (as in force on January 1, 1985) World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva 1985 [WIPO Publication Nø 274(E)]

Preamble

Introductory Provisions

Article 1 - Establishment of a Union

Article 2 - Definitions

Chapter I - International Application and International Search

Article 3 - The International Application

Article 4 - The Request

Article 5 - The Description

Article 6 - The Claims

Article 7 - The Drawings

Article 8 - Claiming Priority

Article 9 - The Applicant

Article 10 - The Receiving Office

Article 11 - Filing Date and Effects of the International Application

Article 12 - Transmittal of the International Application to the International Bureau and the International Searching Authority

Article 13 - Availability of Copy of the International Application to Designated Offices

Article 14 - Certain Defects in the International Application

Article 15 - The International Search

Article 16 - The International Searching Authority

Article 17 - Procedure before the International Searching Authority

Article 18 - The International Search Report

Article 19 - Amendment of the Claims before the International Bureau

Article 20 - Communication to Designated Offices

Article 21 - International Publication

Article 22 - Copy, Translation, and Fee, to Designated Offices

Article 23 - Delaying of National Procedure

Article 24 - Possible Loss of Effect in Designated States

Article 25 - Review by Designated Offices

Article 26 - Opportunity to Correct before Designated Offices

Article 27 - National Requirements

Article 28 - Amendment of the Claims, the Description, and the Drawings, before Designated Offices

Article 29 - Effects of the International Publication

Article 30 - Confidential Nature of the International Application

Chapter II - International Preliminary Examination

Article 31 - Demand for International Preliminary Examination

Article 32 - The International Preliminary Examining Authority

Article 33 - The International Preliminary Examination

Article 34 - Procedure before the International Preliminary Examining Authority

Article 35 - The International Preliminary Examination Report

Article 36 - Transmittal, Translation, and Communication, of the International Preliminary Examination Report

Article 37 - Withdrawal of Demand or Election

Article 38 - Confidential Nature of the International Preliminary Examination

Article 39 - Copy, Translation, and Fee, to Elected Offices

Article 40 - Delaying of National Examination and Other Processing

Article 41 - Amendment of the Claims, the Description, and the Drawings, before Elected Offices

Article 42 - Results of National Examination in Elected Offices

Chapter III - Common Provisions

Article 43 - Seeking Certain Kinds of Protection

Article 44 - Seeking Two Kinds of Protection

Article 45 - Regional Patent Treaties

Article 46 - Incorrect Translation of the International Application

Article 47 - Time Limits

Article 48 - Delay in Meeting Certain Time Limits

Article 49 - Right to Practice before International Authorities

Chapter IV - Technical Services

Article 50 - Patent Information Services

Article 51 - Technical Assistance

Article 52 - Relations with Other Provisions of the Treaty

Chapter V - Administrative Provisions

Article 53 - Assembly

Article 54 - Executive Committee

Article 55 - International Bureau

Article 56 - Committee for Technical Cooperation

Article 57 - Finances

Article 58 - Regulations

Chapter VI - Disputes

Article 59 - Disputes

Chapter VII - Revision and Amendment

Article 60 - Revision of the Treaty

Article 61 - Amendment of Certain Provisions of the Treaty

Article 62 - Becoming Party to the Treaty

Article 63 - Entry into Force of the Treaty

Article 64 - Reservations

Article 65 - Gradual Application

Article 66 - Denunciation

Article 67 - Signature and Languages

Article 68 - Depositary Functions

Article 69 - Notifications

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on October 2, 1979, and modified on February 3, 1984, and Regulations under the PCT (as in force on January 1, 1985) World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva 1985 [WIPO Publication Nø 274(E)]

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on October 2, 1979, and modified on February 3, 1984, and Regulations under the PCT (as in force on January 1, 1985) World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva 1985 [WIPO Publication Nø 274(E)]

Introductory Provisions

Article 2 - Definitions

For the purposes of this Treaty and the Regulations and unless expressly stated otherwise:

(i) "application" means an application for the protection of an invention; references to an "application" shall be construed as references to applications for patents for inventions, inventors' certificates, utility certificates, utility models, patents or certificates of addition, inventors' certificates of addition, and utility certificates of addition;

(ii) references to a "patent" shall be construed as references to patents for inventions, inventors' certificates, utility certificates, utility models, patents or certificates of addition, inventors' certificates of addition, and utility certificates of addition;

(iii) "national patent" means a patent granted by a national authority;

(iv) "regional patent" means a patent granted by a national or an intergovernmental authority having the power to grant patents effective in more than one State;

(v) "regional application" means an application for a regional patent;

(vi) references to a "national application" shall be construed as references to applications for national patents and regional patents, other than applications filed under this Treaty;

(vii) "international application" means an application filed under this Treaty;

(viii) references to an "application" shall be construed as references to international applications and national applications;

(ix) references to a "patent" shall be construed as references to national patents and regional patents;

(x) references to "national law" shall be construed as references to the national law of a Contracting State or, where a regional application or a regional patent is involved, to the treaty providing for the filing of regional applications or the granting of regional patents;

(xi) "priority date," for the purposes of computing time limits, means:

(a) where the international application contains a priority claim under Article 8, the filing date of the application whose priority is so claimed;

(b) where the international application contains several priority claims under Article 8, the filing date of the earliest application whose priority is so claimed;

(c) where the international application does not contain any priority claim under Article 8, the international filing date of such application;

(xii) "national Office" means the government authority of a Contracting State entrusted with the granting of patents; references to a "national Office" shall be construed as referring also to any intergovernmental authority which several States have entrusted with the task of granting regional patents, provided that at least one of those States is a Contracting State, and provided that the said States have authorized that authority to assume the obligations and exercise the powers which this Treaty and the Regulations provide for in respect of national Offices;

(xiii) "designated Office" means the national Office of or acting for the State designated by the applicant under Chapter I of this Treaty;

(xiv) "elected Office" means the national Office of or acting for the State elected by the applicant under Chapter II of this Treaty;

(xv) "receiving Office" means the national Office or the intergovernmental organization with which the international application has been filed;

(xvi) "Union" means the International Patent Cooperation Union;

(xvii) "Assembly" means the Assembly of the Union;

(xviii) "Organization" means the World Intellectual Property Organization;

(xix) "International Bureau" means the International Bureau of the Organization and, as long as it subsists, the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI);

(xx) "Director General" means the Director General of the Organization and, as long as BIRPI subsists, the Director of BIRPI.


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