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July-August 2018 | No. 07-08/2018

 

Modification of PCT Forms, PCT Receiving Office Guidelines and PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines

Modified PCT Forms (with effect from 1 July 2018)

The new/modified forms mentioned below are available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/forms/index.html

Request Form
The July 2018 version of the request form (PCT/RO/101) is now available in editable PDF format in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Please note that the above-mentioned possibility will not apply to utility models or industrial designs.

Demand Form
The July 2018 version of the demand form (PCT/IPEA/401) is now available in editable PDF format in Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Forms relating to the International Bureau
Form PCT/IB/375 (Supplementary Search Request) has been modified and is available in English and French, in editable PDF format.

Modified PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Modifications have been made, with effect from 1 July 2018, to paragraphs 116D and 247 of the PCT Receiving Office Guidelines.  In addition, paragraph 116E has been reintroduced.

Modified PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines

Modifications have been made, with effect from 1 July 2018, to paragraphs 9.02 to 9.03, 16.33 to 16.51, 16.64, 16.82 and 16.82A of the PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination (ISPE) Guidelines.

Revised consolidated versions of the modified receiving Office Guidelines and ISPE Guidelines are available on the PCT website in English, French and Spanish at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/gdlines.html

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/texts/gdlines.html

http://www.wipo.int/pct/es/texts/gdlines.html

For further details about the changes to the above‑mentioned Forms and Guidelines, please see PCT Circular C. PCT 1543 at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/circulars/2018/1543.pdf

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