World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 215
Declaration as to Non-Prejudicial Disclosures
or Exceptions to Lack of Novelty

Any declaration as to non-prejudicial disclosures or exceptions to lack of novelty shall be worded as follows, with such inclusion, omission, repetition and re-ordering of the matters listed as items (i) to (iv) as is necessary:

"Declaration as to non-prejudicial disclosures or exceptions to lack of novelty (Rules 4.17(v) and 51bis.1(a)(v)):

in relation to [this] international application [No. PCT/…],

(name) declares that the subject matter claimed in [the] [this] international application was disclosed as follows:

(i) kind of disclosure (include as applicable):

(a) international exhibition

(b) publication

(c) abuse

(d) other: … (specify)

(ii) date of disclosure: …

(iii) title of disclosure (if applicable): …

(iv) place of disclosure (if applicable): …"

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