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April 2014 | No. 04/2014

 

New/Updated PCT Resources

Modified PCT Regulations

It is recalled that the Assembly of the PCT Union adopted, during its meeting which was held in Geneva from 23 September to 2 October 2013, amendments to the PCT Regulations which will enter into force on 1 July 2014 (for further information, see PCT Newsletter No. 02/2014).

The consolidated texts of the Regulations under the PCT, as in force from 1 July 2014, are now available in PDF format in English and French at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/pdf/pct_regs2014.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/texts/pdf/pct_regs2014.pdf

Other languages will follow shortly.

PCT forms (Arabic)

The September 2012 version of the Demand Form (PCT/IPEA/401) is now available in editable PDF format in Arabic at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/ar/forms/demand/ed_demand.pdf

Quality reports

In accordance with the PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines, paragraphs 21.29 and 21.30, the International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities make annual reports on the quality management systems which they have implemented for their work as International Authorities. The complete set of reports for 2013 is now available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/quality/authorities.html

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