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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 57 - Finances

(1)

(a) The Union shall have a budget.

(b) The budget of the Union shall include the income and expenses proper to the Union and its contribution to the budget of expenses common to the Unions administered by the Organization.

(c) Expenses not attributable exclusively to the Union but also to one or more other Unions administered by the Organization shall be considered as expenses common to the Unions. The share of the Union in such common expenses shall be in proportion to the interest the Union has in them.

(2) The budget of the Union shall be established with due regard to the requirements of coordination with the budgets of the other Unions administered by the Organization.

(3) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (5), the budget of the Union shall be financed from the following sources:

(i) fees and charges due for services rendered by the International Bureau in relation to the Union;

(ii) sale of, or royalties on, the publications of the International Bureau concerning the Union;

(iii) gifts, bequests, and subventions;

(iv) rents, interests, and other miscellaneous income.

(4) The amounts of fees and charges due to the International Bureau and the prices of its publications shall be so fixed that they should, under normal circumstances, be sufficient to cover all the expenses of the International Bureau connected with the administration of this Treaty.

(5)

(a) Should any financial year close with a deficit, the Contracting States shall, subject to the provisions of subparagraph (b) and subparagraph (c), pay contributions to cover such deficit.

(b) The amount of the contribution of each Contracting State shall be decided by the Assembly with due regard to the number of international applications which has emanated from each of them in the relevant year.

(c) If other means of provisionally covering any deficit or any part thereof are secured, the Assembly may decide that such deficit be carried forward and that the Contracting States should not be asked to pay contributions.

(d) If the financial situation of the Union so permits, the Assembly may decide that any contributions paid under subparagraph (a) be reimbursed to the Contracting States which have paid them.

(e) A Contracting State which has not paid, within two years of the due date as established by the Assembly, its contribution under subparagraph (b) may not exercise its right to vote in any of the organs of the Union. However, any organ of the Union may allow such a State to continue to exercise its right to vote in that organ so long as it is satisfied that the delay in payment is due to exceptional and unavoidable circumstances.

(6) If the budget is not adopted before the beginning of a new financial period, it shall be at the same level as the budget of the previous year, as provided in the financial regulations.

(7)

(a) The Union shall have a working capital fund which shall be constituted by a single payment made by each Contracting State. If the fund becomes insufficient, the Assembly shall arrange to increase it. If part of the fund is no longer needed, it shall be reimbursed.

(b) The amount of the initial payment of each Contracting State to the said fund or of its participation in the increase thereof shall be decided by the Assembly on the basis of principles similar to those provided for under paragraph (5)(b).

(c) The terms of payment shall be fixed by the Assembly on the proposal of the Director General and after it has heard the advice of the Coordination Committee of the Organization.

(d) Any reimbursement shall be proportionate to the amounts paid by each Contracting State, taking into account the dates at which they were paid.

(8)

(a) In the headquarters agreement concluded with the State on the territory of which the Organization has its headquarters, it shall be provided that, whenever the working capital fund is insufficient, such State shall grant advances. The amount of these advances and the conditions on which they are granted shall be the subject of separate agreements, in each case, between such State and the Organization. As long as it remains under the obligation to grant advances, such State shall have an ex officio seat in the Assembly and on the Executive Committee.

(b) The State referred to in subparagraph (a) and the Organization shall each have the right to denounce the obligation to grant advances, by written notification. Denunciation shall take effect three years after the end of the year in which it has been notified.

(9) The auditing of the accounts shall be effected by one or more of the Contracting States or by external auditors, as provided in the financial regulations. They shall be designated, with their agreement, by the Assembly.


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