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Patent Cooperation Treaty Regulations, 2007

B 1069

L.N. 98 of 2007


Patent Cooperation Treaty Regulations, 2007

IN exercise of the powers conferred by article 59 of the Patents

and Designs Act, the Minister for Competitiveness and Communications

has made the following regulations>

1. (1) The title of these regulations is the Patent Cooperation Treaty Regulations, 2007.

(2) These regulations shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st March, 2007.

2. In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires

“the Act” means the Patents and Designs Act, and words and expressions used in these regulations shall have the same meaning as is given to them in the Act<

“the Treaty” means the Patent Cooperation Treaty done at Washington on 19th June, 1970 as revised<

“designate”, “international application” and “receiving Office” have the same meanings as is given to them in the Treaty<

“the Office” means the national office responsible for granting of patents in Malta.

3. (1) The Comptroller shall process international applications in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty, the Regulations established thereunder and the Administrative Instructions under those Regulations, and with the provisions of these regulations and of the Act.

(2) In the case of conflict between the provisions of the Treaty and those of these regulations and of the Act, the provisions of the Treaty, the Regulations thereunder and the Administrative Instructions under those Regulations shall prevail.

4. (1) The Office shall act as a receiving Office in respect of an international application filed with it by a resident or a national of Malta.

Title and commencement.


Applicable law.

Malta as receiving office.

B 1070

(2) An international application filed with the Office shall be filed in the English language and the prescribed transmittal fee shall be paid to the Office.


5. An international application designating Malta shall be treated


as indicating the wish to obtain a European patent designating Malta.

Schedule of Fees

Regulation 4(2)

Transmittal fee for the filing of an International Patent Application …………………………………… Lm20 + courier services charges.

Ippubblikat mid-Dipartiment ta’ l-Informazzjoni (doi.gov.mt) — Valletta — Published by the Department of Information (doi.gov.mt) — Valletta Mitbug[ fl-Istamperija tal-Gvern — Printed at the Government Printing Press Prezz#Price Lm0.08 (0.19)