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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)]

Chapter V - Administrative Provisions

Article 53 - Assembly

(1)

(a) The Assembly shall, subject to Article 57(8), consist of the Contracting States.

(b) The Government of each Contracting State shall be represented by one delegate, who may be assisted by alternate delegates, advisors, and experts.

(2)

(a) The Assembly shall:

(i) deal with all matters concerning the maintenance and development of the Union and the implementation of this Treaty;

(ii) perform such tasks as are specifically assigned to it under other provisions of this Treaty;

(iii) give directions to the International Bureau concerning the preparation for revision conferences;

(iv) review and approve the reports and activities of the Director General concerning the Union, and give him all necessary instructions concerning matters within the competence of the Union;

(v) review and approve the reports and activities of the Executive Committee established under paragraph (9), and give instructions to such Committee;

(vi) determine the program and adopt the triennial* budget of the Union, and approve its final accounts;* [Editor's Note: Since 1980, the budget of the Union is biennial.]

(vii) adopt the financial regulations of the Union;

(viii) establish such committees and working groups as it deems appropriate to achieve the objectives of the Union;

(ix) determine which States other than Contracting States and, subject to the provisions of paragraph (8), which intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations shall be admitted to its meetings as observers;

(x) take any other appropriate action designed to further the objectives of the Union and perform such other functions as are appropriate under this Treaty.

(b) With respect to matters which are of interest also to other Unions administered by the Organization, the Assembly shall make its decisions after having heard the advice of the Coordination Committee of the Organization.

(3) A delegate may represent, and vote in the name of, one State only.

(4) Each Contracting State shall have one vote.

(5)

(a) One-half of the Contracting States shall constitute a quorum.

(b) In the absence of the quorum, the Assembly may make decisions but, with the exception of decisions concerning its own procedure, all such decisions shall take effect only if the quorum and the required majority are attained through voting by correspondence as provided in the Regulations.

(6)

(a) Subject to the provisions of Article 47(2)(b), Article 58(2)(b), Article 58(3) and Article 61(2)(b), the decisions of the Assembly shall require two-thirds of the votes cast.

(b) Abstentions shall not be considered as votes.

(7) In connection with matters of exclusive interest to States bound by Chapter II, any reference to Contracting States in paragraph (4), paragraph (5), and paragraph (6), shall be considered as applying only to States bound by Chapter II.

(8) Any intergovernmental organization appointed as International Searching or Preliminary Examining Authority shall be admitted as observer to the Assembly.

(9) When the number of Contracting States exceeds forty, the Assembly shall establish an Executive Committee. Any reference to the Executive Committee in this Treaty and the Regulations shall be construed as references to such Committee once it has been established.

(10) Until the Executive Committee has been established, the Assembly shall approve, within the limits of the program and triennial budget, the annual programs and budgets prepared by the Director General.** [Editor's Note: Since 1980, the program and budget of the Union are biennial.]

(11)

(a) The Assembly shall meet in every second calendar year in ordinary session upon convocation by the Director General and, in the absence of exceptional circumstances, during the same period and at the same place as the General Assembly of the Organization.

(b) The Assembly shall meet in extraordinary session upon convocation by the Director General, at the request of the Executive Committee, or at the request of one-fourth of the Contracting States.

(12) The Assembly shall adopt its own rules of procedure.


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