February 2018 | No. 02/2018


Withdrawal of Notifications of Incompatibility of Certain PCT Rules with National Laws

In conjunction with the delegation by Intellectual Property Office (Belgium) (OPRI) of its receiving Office functions to the EPO as from 1 April 2018 (see “The Intellectual Property Office (Belgium) Delegates Receiving Office Functions to the European Patent Office”, above), the OPRI has notified the International Bureau (IB) of the withdrawal, with effect from that date, of the following notifications of incompatibility with its national law:

  • the notification under PCT Rule 20.8(a) (relating to incorporation by reference of missing parts or elements);
  • the notification under PCT Rule 26bis.3(j) (relating to restoration of the right of priority by the receiving Office).

This information updates the tables of “PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities” and “Restoration of the right of priority” at, respectively:



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