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16.01.2008

Documents IPC/CE/40/2 (Implementation of the Results of the Reform in the IPC), IPC/CE/40/3 (Publication of IPC Versions 2007.10 and 2008.01 and Related Reclassification of Patent Files) and IPC/CE/40/5 (Reconsideration of the Composition of the Special Subcommittee for the Advanced Level of the IPC)
15.01.2008 Circular C. IPC 185 and Draft Program of the Workshop WIPO is organizing to discuss the experience using the reformed IPC
22.12.2007 Two years after the introduction of the reformed IPC, the World Intellectual Property Organization is organizing a Workshop to discuss the experience using the reformed IPC. The Workshop will be open to all interested in the development and use of patent classification. It will take place at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva on February 4 and 5, 2008. More details will be announced during the second week of January 2008.
21.12.2007 The next version of the IPC (IPC 2008.04) will enter into force on April 1, 2008. An early publication (IPCEarlyPUB) of version 2008.04 is available for consultation (in English). The master files of this version as well as the compilation of amendments in English to version IPC 2008.01 included in version IPC 2008.04 are also available.
18.12.2007 The new version of the advanced level of the IPC (2008.01) is now published in the two authentic languages, English and French. This version enters into force on January 1, 2008. The compilation of amendments and the IPC master files are also available.
07.12.2007 Circular C. IPC 181 and document IPC/CE/40/1 (Draft Agenda)
26.10.2007 Document IPC/WG/18/3 (Revision of the Guide to the IPC)
10.10.2007  The next version of the IPC (IPC 2008.01) will enter into force on January 1, 2008. An early publication (IPCEarlyPUB) of version 2008.01 is available for consultation (in English and partly in French). The master files of this version as well as the compilation of amendments in English to version IPC 2007.10 included in version IPC 2008.01 are also available.
05.10.2007 Document IPC/WG/18/2 (Publication of the Ninth Edition of the IPC (IPC-2009) and Related Material)
03.10.2007  The new version of the advanced level of the IPC (2007.10) is now published in the two authentic languages, English and French. This version entered into force on October 1, 2007. The compilation of amendments and the IPC master files are also available.
11.09.2007 Circular C. IPC 178 and document IPC/WG/18/1 (Draft Agenda) 
19.07.2007 The reclassification working lists for 200710 are available to IP offices
09.07.2007 Circular C. IPC 177 and document IPC/WG/17/2 (Report) 
03.07.2007 An early publication (IPCEarlyPUB) of version 2007.10 of the IPC is available for consultation (in English only).
02.07.2007 The master files of the 2007.10 version of the IPC are now available.
21.06.2007 The next version of the IPC (IPC 2007.10)  will enter into force on October 1, 2007.  The compilation of amendments in English to version IPC 2007.01 included in version IPC 2007.10 is now available.
19.06.2007 The PDF files of version 2007.01 are now available.
26.04.2007 Circular C. IPC 175 and document IPC/WG/17/1 (Draft Agenda) 
28.03.2007 Circular C. IPC 174 and document IPC/CE/39/7 (Report) 
27.02.2007 The brochure " General Information on the 8th Edition of the IPC" is now available on the WIPO IPC website
20.02.2007 Document IPC/CE/39/4 (Order of Presentation of Classification Symbols) 
15.02.2007 Documents IPC/CE/39/5 (Publication of IPC Version 2007.01 and Related Reclassification of Patent Files) and  IPC/CE/39/6 (Master Classification Database - Status Report)
02.02.2007 Documents IPC/CE/39/2 (Coordination of IPC Revision and Reclassification of Patent Files) and  IPC/CE/39/3 (Implementation of the Results of the Reform in the IPC)
29.01.2007 Circular C. IPC 171 and document IPC/WG/16/3 (Report)
09.01.2007 Circular C. IPC 172 (Questionnaire relating to the order of presentation of classification symbols [available in PDF and MS-Word formats])
09.01.2007 Circular C. IPC 169 and document IPC/CE/39/1 (Draft Agenda) 
  The new version 2007.01 of the International Patent Classification (IPC)

The first new version of the advanced level of the reformed IPC containing amendments to the advanced level is now published on the WIPO IPC home page (http://www.wipo.int/classifications/ipc) in the two authentic languages, English and French. This version entered into force on January 1, 2007.

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