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May 2019 | No. 05/2019

 

Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office Delegates Receiving Office Functions to the International Bureau

The Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office (ABIPCO) has notified the International Bureau (IB) that, with effect from 2 May 2019, it has delegated its receiving Office functions to the IB.  The competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities for international applications filed by nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda with the IB as receiving Office are:  the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office (note that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office are competent International Preliminary Examining Authorities only if the international search is being or has been carried out by the same Office.)

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (IB))