PCT Notification No. 153
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Modifications of Article 22 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Amendments of the Regulations Under the PCT and Decisions Relating to Entry into Force and Transitional Arrangements

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, pursuant to Article 68(4) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on September 28, 1979, and modified on February 3, 1984, has the honor to transmit herewith a certified copy in English and a certified copy in French of the Modifications of Article 22 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Amendments of the Regulations Under the PCT and Decisions Relating to Entry into Force and Transitional Arrangements. The said actions were adopted by the Assembly of the International Patent Cooperation Union (PCT Union), on October 3, 2001, at its thirtieth (13th ordinary) session, held in Geneva from September 24 to October 3, 2001, with effect from April 1, 2002.

December 17, 2001