PCT Notification No. 22
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Ratification by Japan

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 Japan, on July 1, 1978, of its instrument of ratification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) done at Washington on June 19, 1970.

The said instrument was accompanied by the following declaration:

"The Government of Japan declares, pursuant to Article 64(2)(a) of the Treaty, that:

(i) Japan shall not be bound by the provisions of Article 39(1) with respect to the furnishing of a copy of the international application and a translation thereof (as prescribed),

(ii) 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 Japan, three months after the date on which it deposited its instrument of ratification, that is, on October 1, 1978.

July 1, 1978