PCT Notification No. 20
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Ratification by the Kingdom of Sweden

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, on February 17, 1978, of its instrument of ratification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) done at Washington on June 19, 1970.

The said instrument contains the following declaration: "In accordance with Article 64(2)(a)(ii) of the Treaty, Sweden declares that the obligation to delay national processing, as provided for under Article 40, shall not prevent publication, by or through its national Office, of the international application or a translation thereof, it being understood, however, that it is not exempted from the limitations provided for in Articles 30 and 38."

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Kingdom of Sweden, three months after the date on which it deposited its instrument of ratification, that is, on May 17, 1978.

February 20, 1978