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This section contains outdated documents, examples and surveys previously published in the Handbook on Industrial Property Information and Documentation.

Standards that existed at one time and which no longer exist

  • Standard ST.4 (Standard used of two-letter country code on the first page of patent documents) was wholly incorporated in Standard ST.10/C PDF (Presentation of bibliographic data components)
  • Standard ST.5 (Standard abbreviation for "International Patent Classification") was wholly incorporated in Standard ST.10/C PDF (Presentation of bibliographic data components)

Standard ST.9 - Appendix 3

  • Terms of protection on date from which industrial property rights may have effect (February 1996) PDF

Standard ST.19 - Appendix

  • Patent gazette indexes in paper format (December 1990) PDF

Standard ST.21 - Appendix 3

  • Interchange of priority documents on paper or microform - Table of offices able to produce or to receive priority documents according to either the “paper” or the “microfiche” solution (April 1994) PDF

Standard ST.25

Part 7 - Examples and Industrial Property Offices Practices

  • 7.4.1  Examples concerning corrections, alterations and supplements relating to patent information (November 1998) PDF
  • 7.4.2  Survey concerning correction procedures in patent offices (August 2006) PDF
  • 7.9  Survey concerning Citation Practices in Patent Offices (May 2008) PDF

Part 8 before 2008 - Changeover to Electronic Data Carriers

  • 8.4.1  Statement of principles concerning the changeover to electronic data carriers for the exchange of patent documents (February 1996) PDF
  • 8.4.2  Appendix: Technical Guidelines - Optical Disc (April 2000) PDF

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