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May 2016 | No. 05/2016

 

WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents

It is recalled that by using the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS), a PCT applicant can request the International Bureau (IB) to retrieve a copy of an earlier application from DAS for use as a priority document, instead of providing or arranging for the provision of a certified copy.  On 1 July 2012, a new procedure (the “New Route”) was introduced for accessing Offices to retrieve priority documents from DAS by using access codes.  Applicants can provide the access code directly to the Office of second filing, instead of the more complex procedure of giving that Office authorization to retrieve a priority document.

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has notified the IB that, with effect from 30 May 2016, it will be possible for it to deposit and retrieve priority documents according to the New Route (in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 12 of the modified Framework Provisions that came into effect on 1 July 2012), both as a depositing Office and as an accessing Office.  For further information, see:

http://www.wipo.int/das/en/notifications.html#nz

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