The Patent Agreement

Original Language Title: Par Patentu līgumu

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: The Patent agreement article 1. June 1, 2000, the Patent Agreement (hereinafter Agreement) with this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. Contractual commitments and coordinated by the Ministry of Justice provides Patent Management Board. 3. article. The agreement shall enter into force for the period specified in article 21 and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal". 4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put a contract in English and its translation into Latvian language. The Parliament adopted the law of 26 November 2009. President Valdis Zatlers in Riga 2009 g. on 15 December the Patent Law Treaty (adopted at Geneva on June 1, 2000) table OF contents article 1: Abbreviated Expressions article 2: General principles article 3: applications and patents to Which the Treaty applies Article 4: Security Exception article 5: Filing Date article 6: Application article 7: Representation article 8: communications; Article 9 Notification of Address: article 10: Validity of patent; Revocation article 11: Relief in respect of time limits article 12: Reinstatemen of rights After a Finding of due care or Unintentionality by the Office Correction or Addition of the article 13: of Priority claim; Restoration of Priority right article 14: regulations article 15: Relations to the Paris Convention article 16: effect of revisions, Amendments and modifications of the Patent Cooperation article 17: Assembly article 18: International Bureau article 19: Revision of the article 20: Becoming Party to the Treaty article 21: Entry into force; Effective dates of Ratification and Accession article 22: Application of the Treaty to Existing applications and patents article 23: reservations article 24 Denunciation of the Treaty: article 25 languages of the Treaty: article 26: Signature of the Treaty article 27: Depositary; Registration article 1 Abbreviated Expressions For the purpose of this Treaty, unless expressly stated otherwise by: (i) "Office" means the authority of a Contracting Party entrusted with the granting of patents or with other matters covered by this Treaty; (ii) "application" means an application for the grant of a patent, as referred to in article 3; (iii) "patent" means a patent as referred to in article 3; (iv) the reference to a "person" shall be construed as including, in particular, a natural person and a legal entity; (v) "communication" means any application, or any request, declaration, document, or other information relating to correspondenc an application or patent, relating to a procedure under whethers this Treaty or not, which is filed with the Office; (vi) "records of the Office" means the collection of information maintained by the Office, relating to and including the applications filed with, and the patents granted by, that Office or another authority with effect for the Contracting Party concerned, the irrespectiv of the medium in which such information is maintained; (VII) "recordation" means any act of including information in the records of the Office; (VIII) "applicant" means the person whom the records of the Office show, pursuan to the applicable law, as the person who is applying for the patent, or as another person who is filing or prosecuting the application; (ix) "owner" means the person whom the records of the Office show as the owner of the patent; (x) "representative" means a representative under the applicable law; (xi) "signature" means any means of self-identification; (XII) "a language accepted by the Office" means any one language accepted by the Office for the relevant procedure before the Office; (XIII) "translation" means a translation into a language or, where appropriate, a transliteration into an alphabet or character set, accepted by the Office; (xiv) "procedure before the Office" means any procedure in proceedings before the Office with respect to an application or patent; (xv) except where the context indicates otherwise, the words in the singular include the plural, and vice versa, and masculin personal pronoun include the feminine; (XVI) "Paris Convention" means the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, signed on March 20, 1883, as revised and amended; (XVII) "Patent Cooperation Treaty" means the Patent Cooperation Treaty, signed on June 19, 1970, together with the regulations and the administrative instructions under that Treaty, as revised, amended and modified; (XVIII) "Contracting Party" means any State or governmental organization inter-that is party to this Treaty; (xix) "applicable law" means, where the Contracting Party is a State, the law of that State and, where the Contracting Party is an intergovernmental organization, the legal enactment under which that intergovernmental organization operate; (xx) "instrument of ratification" shall be construed as including instruments of acceptance or approval; (XXI) "Organization" means the World Intellectual Property Organization; (XXII) "International Bureau" means the International Bureau of the Organization; (XXIII) "Director General" means the Director General of the Organization. Article 2 General principles (1) [more favorable requirements] A Contracting Party shall be free to provide for requirements which, from the viewpoint of applicants and owners, are more favorable than the requirements referred to in this Treaty and the regulations, other than article 5 (2) [No Regulation of Substantive Patent Law is] Nothing in this Treaty or the regulations is intended to be construed as prescribing anything that would limit the freedom of a Contracting Party of such requirements of the prescrib the applicable substantive law relating to patents as it nasty. Article 3 applications and patents to Which the Treaty applies (1) [applications] (a) the provision of this Treaty and the regulations shall apply to national and regional applications for patents for invention and for invention and for patents of addition, which are filed with or for the Office of a Contracting Party, and which are: (i) types of applications permitted to be filed as international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty; (ii) divisional applications of the types of applications referred to in item (i), for patents for invention or for patents of addition, as referred to in article 4 (1) or (2) of the Paris Convention. (b) subject to the provision of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the provision of this Treaty and the regulations shall apply to international applications, for patents for invention and for patents of addition, under the Patent Cooperation Treaty: (i) in respect of the time limits applicable under articles 22 and 39 (1) of the Patent Cooperation Treaty in the Office of a Contracting Party; (ii) in respect of any procedure commenced on or after the date on which processing or examination of the international application may start under article 23 or 40 of that Treaty. (2) [patents] the provision of this Treaty and the regulations shall apply to national and regional patents for invention, and to national and regional patents of addition, which have been granted with effect for a Contracting Party. Article 4 Security Exception Nothing in this Treaty and the regulations shall limit the freedom of a Contracting Party to take any action it is not for the cessary deemas preservation of essential security interests. Article 5 Filing date (1) [elements of Application] (a) Except as otherwise prescribed in the regulations, and subject to paragraphs (2) to (8), a Contracting Party shall provide that the filing date of an application shall be the date on which its Office has received all of the following elements, filed, at the option of the applicant, on paper or as otherwise permitted by the Office for the purpose of the filing date of the : (i) an express or implici the indication to the effect that the elements are intended to be an application; (ii) an indication allowing the identity of the applicant to be established or allowing the applicant to be contacted by the Office; (iii) a part which on the face of it appear to be a description. (b) A Contracting Party may, for the purpose of the filing date, accept a drawing as the element referred to in subparagraph (a) (iii). (c) For the purpose of the filing date, a Contracting Party may require both information allowing the identity of the applicant to be established and information allowing the applicant to be contacted by the Office, or it may accept evidence allowing the identity of the applicant to be established or allowing the applicant to be contacted by the Office, as the element referred to in subparagraph (a) (ii). (2) [language] (a) A Contracting Party may require that the indication is referred to in paragraph (1) (a) (i) and (ii) be in a language accepted by the Office. (b) the part referred to in paragraph (1) (a) (iii) may, for the purpose of the filing date, be filed in any language. (3) [Notification] where the application does not comply with one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) and (2), the Office shall, as soon as practicabl, notify the applicant, giving the opportunity to comply with any such requirement, and to make observations, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (4) [subsequent compliance with requirements] (a) where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) and (2) are not complied with in the application as initially filed, the filing date shall, subject to subparagraph (b) and paragraph (6), be the date on which all of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) and (2) are subsequently complied with. (b) A Contracting Party may provide that, where one or more of the requirements referred to in subparagraph (a) are not complied with within the time limit prescribed in the regulations, the application shall be deemed not to have been filed. Where the application is deemed not to have been filed, the Office shall notify the applicant accordingly, indicating the reasons therefore. (5) [Notification Concerning Missing part of Description or Drawing] where, in establishing the filing date, the Office finds that a part of the description appear to be missing from the application, or that the applications refer to a drawing which appear to be missing from the application, the Office shall promptly notify the applicant accordingly. (6) [Filing date where Missing part of Description or Drawing Is Filed] (a) where a missing part of the description or a missing drawing is filed with the Office within the time limit prescribed in the regulations, that part of the description or drawing shall be included in the application, and, subject to subparagraph (b) and (c), the filing date shall be the date on which the Office has received that part of the description or that drawing , or the date on which all of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) and (2) are complied with, whichever is later. (b) where the missing part of the description or the missing drawing is filed under subparagraph (a) to rectify its omission from an application which, at the date on which one or more elements referred to in paragraph (1) (a) were first received by the Office, claims the priority of an earlier application, the filing date shall, upon the request of the applicant filed within a time limit prescribed in the regulations , and subject to the requirements prescribed in the regulations, be the date on which all the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) and (2) are complied with. (c) where the missing part of the description or the missing drawing filed under subparagraph (a) is withdrawn within a time limit fixed by the Contracting Party, the filing date shall be the date on which the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) and (2) are complied with. (7) [Replacing Description and drawings by reference to a Previously Filed Application] (a) subject to the requirements prescribed in the regulations, a reference, made upon the filing of the application, in a language accepted by the Office, to a previously filed application shall, for the purpose of the filing date of the application, replace the description and any drawings. (b) where the requirements referred to in subparagraph (a) are not complied with, the application may be deemed not to have been filed. Where the application is deemed not to have been filed, the Office shall notify the applicant accordingly, indicating the reasons therefore. (8) [Exception] Nothing in this article shall limit: (i) the right of an applicant under article 4 (1) or (2) of the Paris Convention to preserve, as the date of a divisional application referred to in that article, the date of the initial application referred to in that article and the benefit of the right of priority, if any; (ii) the freedom of a Contracting Party to apply any requirements do not accord it the cessary benefit of the filing date of an earlier application to an application of any type prescribed in the regulations. Article 6 Application (1) [Form or contents of Application] Except where otherwise provided for by this Treaty, no Contracting Party shall require compliance with any requirement relating to the form or contents of an app lication different from or additional to: (i) the requirements relating to form or contents which are provided for in respect of international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty; (ii) the requirements relating to form or contents compliance with which, under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, may be required by the Office of, or acting for, any State party to that Treaty once the processing or examination of an international application, as referred to in article 23 or 40 of the said Treaty, has started; (iii) any further requirements prescribed in the regulations. (2) [Request Form] (a) A Contracting Party may require that the contents of an application which correspond to the contents of the request of an international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty be presented on a request Form prescribed by that Contracting Party. (A) a Contracting Party may also require that any further contents allowed under paragraph (1) (ii) or prescribed in the regulations to pursuan paragraph (1) (iii) be led in that request Form. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), and subject to article 8 (1), a Contracting Party shall accept the presentation of the contents referred to in subparagraph (a) on a request Form provided for in the regulations. (3) [Translation] A Contracting Party may require a translation of any part of the application that is not in a language accepted by its Office. (A) a Contracting Party may also require a translation of the parts of the application, as prescribed in the regulations, that are in a language accepted by the Office, into any other languages accepted by that Office. (4) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that fees be paid in respect of the application. (A) a Contracting Party may apply the provision of the Patent Cooperation Treaty relating to payment of application fees. (5) [Priority document] where the priority of an earlier application is claimed, a Contracting Party may require that a copy of the earlier application, and a translation where the earlier application is not in a language accepted by the Office, be filed in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations. (6) [evidence] A Contracting Party may require that evidence in respect of any matter referred to in paragraph (1) or (2) or in a declaration of priority, or any translation referred to in paragraph (3) or (5), be filed with its Office in the course of the processing of the application only where that Office may reasonably doubt the veracity of that matter or the accuracy of that translation. (7) [Notification] where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (6) are not complied with, the Office shall notify the applicant, giving the opportunity to comply with any such requirement, and to make observations, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (8) [Non-compliance with requirements] (a) where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (6) are not complied with within the time limit prescribed in the regulations, the Contracting Party may, subject to subparagraph (b) and articles 5 and 10, apply such sanction as is provided for in its law. (b) where any requirement applied by the Contracting Party under paragraph (1), (5) or (6) in respect of a priority claim is not complied with within the time limit prescribed in the regulations, the priority claim may, subject to article 13, be deemed non-existent. Subject to article 5 (7) (b), of the other sanctions may be applied. Article 7 Representation (1) [representatives] (a) A Contracting Party may require that a representative appointed for the purpose of any procedure before the Office: (i) have the right, under the applicable law, to practice before the Office in respect of applications and patents; (ii) provide, as his address, an address on a territory prescribed by the Contracting Party. (b) subject to subparagraph (c), an Act, with respect to any procedure before the Office, by or in relations to a representative who compl to with the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under subparagraph (a), shall have the effect of an act by or in relations to the applicant, owner or other interested person who appointed that representative. (c) A Contracting Party may provide that, in the case of oaths or declarations or the United Nations the revocation of a power of attorney, the signature of a representative shall not have the effect of the signature of the applicant, owner or other interested person who appointed that representative. (2) [Mandatory Representation] (a) A Contracting Party may require that an applicant, owner or other interested person be appoin a representative for the purpose of any procedure before the Office, except that an be assigne of an application, an applicant, owner or other interested person may act himself before the Office for the following procedures: (i) the filing of an application for the purpose of the filing date; (ii) the mere payment of a fee; (iii) any other procedure as prescribed in the regulations; (iv) the issue of a receipt or notification by the Office in respect of any procedure referred to in items (i) to (iii). (b) A maintenance fee may be paid by any person. (3) [appointment of representative] A Contracting Party shall accept that the appointment of the representative be filed with the Office in a manner prescribed in the regulations. (4) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that formal requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (3) be complied with in respect of the matter deals with in those paragraphs, except where otherwise provided for by this Treaty or prescribed in the regulations. (5) [Notification] where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (3) are not complied with, the Office shall notify the assigne of the application, the applicant, owner or other interested person, giving the opportunity to comply with any such requirement, and to make observations, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (6) [Non-compliance with requirements] where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (3) are not complied with within the time limit prescribed in the regulations, the Contracting Party may apply such sanction as is provided for in its law. Article 8 communications; Address (1) [Form and means of Transmittal of communications] (a) Except for the establishment of a filing date under article 5 (1), and subject to article 6 (1), the regulations shall, subject to subparagraph (b) to (d), set out the requirements which a Contracting Party shall be permitted to apply as regards the form and means of transmittal of communications. (b) the Contracting Party shall be obliged to accept the filing of communications other than on paper. (c) the Contracting Party shall be obliged to exclude the filing of the communications on paper. (d) A Contracting Party shall accept the filing of communications on paper for the purpose of complying with a time limit. (2) [language of communications] A Contracting Party may, except where otherwise provided for by this Treaty or the regulations, require that a communication be in a language accepted by the Office. (3) [Model International Forms] Notwithstanding paragraph (1) (a), and subject to paragraph (1) (b) and article 6 (2) (b), a Contracting Party shall accept the presentation of the contents of a communication on a Form which correspond to a Model International Form in respect of such a communication provided for in the regulations, if any. (4) [signature of communications] (a) where a Contracting Party requires a signature for the purpose of any communication, that Contracting Party shall accept any signature that compl to with the requirements prescribed in the regulations. (b) the Contracting Party may require the attestation, notarization, authentication, legalization or other certification of any signature which is communicated to its Office, except in respect of any judicial proceedings or why-as prescribed in the regulations. (c) subject to subparagraph (b), a Contracting Party may require that evidence be filed with the Office only where the Office may reasonably doubt the authenticity of any signature. (5) [Indication in communications] A Contracting Party may require that any communication contain one or more of the indication prescribed in the regulations. (6) [address for Correspondenc, address for Legal Service and Other address] A Contracting Party may, subject to any provision in the prescribed in the regulations, require that an applicant, owner or other interested person indicates in any communication: (i) an address for correspondenc; (ii) an address for legal service; (iii) any other address provided for in the regulations. (7) [Notification] where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (6) are not complied with in respect of communications, the Office shall notify the applicant, owner or other interested person, giving the opportunity to comply with any such requirement, and to make observations, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (8) [Non-compliance with requirements] where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (6) are not complied with within the time limit prescribed in the regulations, the Contracting Party may, subject to articles 5 and 10 and to any exception is prescribed in the regulations, apply such sanction as is provided for in its law. Article 9 notifications (1) [Sufficient Notification] Any notification under this Treaty or the regulations which is sent by the Office to an address for the address or correspondenc for legal service indicated under article 8 (6), or any other address provided for in the regulations for the purpose of this provision, and which with the provision to compl with respect to that notification, shall constitut a sufficient notification for the purpose of this Treaty and the regulations. (2) [If Indication Allowing contact were Not Filed] Nothing in this Treaty and in the regulations shall a Contracting Party the possibility to send a notification to an applicant, owner or other interested person, IFAT indication allowing that applicant, owner or other interested person to be contacted have not been filed with the Office. (3) [failure to Notify] subject to article 10 (1), where an Office does not notify an applicant, owner or other interested person of a failure to comply with any requirement under this Treaty or the regulations, that absence of notification does not relieve that applicant, owner or other interested person of the obligation to comply with that requirement. Article 10 Validity of patent; Revocation (1) [Validity of patent Not Affected by Non-compliance with Certain Formal requirements] Non-compliance with one or more of the formal requirements referred to in articles 6 (1), (2), (4) and (5) and 8 (1) to (4) with respect to an application may not be a ground for revocation or invalidation of a patent, either totally or in part, except where the non-compliance with the formal requirement occurred as a result of (a) the intention to be fraudulen. (2) [Opportunity to make observations, Amendments or corrections in case of Intended Revocation or Invalidation] A patent may not be revoked or invalidated, either totally or in part, without the owner being given the opportunity to make observations on the intended revocation or invalidation, and to make amendments and corrections where permitted under the applicable law, within a reasonable time limit. (3) [No Obligation for Special procedures] paragraphs (1) and (2) do not create any obligation to put in place judicial procedures for the enforcement of patent rights distinct from those for the enforcement of law in general. Article 11 Relief in respect of time limits (1) [Extension of time limits] A Contracting Party may provide for the extension, for the period prescribed in the regulations, of a time limit fixed by the Office for an action in a procedure before the Office in respect of an application or a patent, if a request to that effect is made to the Office in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations , and the request is filed, at the option of the Contracting Party: (i) prior to the expiration of the time limit; or (ii) after the expiration of the time limit, and within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (2) [Continued Processing] where an applicant or owner has failed to comply with a time limit fixed by the Office of a Contracting Party for an action in a procedure before the Office in respect of an application or a patent, and that Contracting Party does not provide for extension of a time limit under paragraph (1) (ii), the Contracting Party shall provide for continued processing with respect to the application or patent and cessary, reinstatemen not, if, of the rights of the applicant or owner with respect to that application or patent, if: (i) a request to that effect is made to the Office in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations; (ii) the request is filed, and all of the requirements in respect of which the time limit for the action concerned applied are complied with, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (3) [Exception] from the Contracting Party shall be required to provide for the relief referred to in paragraph (1) or (2) with respect to the exception is prescribed in the regulations. (4) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request under paragraph (1) or (2). (5) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (4) be complied with in respect of the relief provided for under paragraph (1) or (2), except where otherwise provided for by this Treaty or prescribed in the regulations. (6) [Opportunity to make observations in case of Intended Refusal] A request under paragraph (1) or (2) may not be refused without the applicant or owner being given the opportunity to make observations on the intended refusal within a reasonable time limit. Article 12 Reinstatemen of rights After a Finding of due care or Unintentionality by the Office (1) [request] A Contracting Party shall provide that, where an applicant or owner has failed to comply with a time limit for an action in a procedure before the Office, and that failure has the direct consequences of causing a loss of rights with respect to an application or patent , the Office shall reinstat the rights of the applicant or owner with respect to the application or patent concerned, if: (i) a request to that effect is made to the Office in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations; (ii) the request is filed, and all of the requirements in respect of which the time limit for the said action applied are complied with, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations; (iii) the request States the reasons for the failure to comply with the time limit; and (iv) the Office finds that the failure to comply with the time limit occurred in spits of due care required by the having been taken or, of circumstanc at the option of the Contracting Party, that any delay was unintentional. (2) [Exception] from the Contracting Party shall be required to provide for the reinstatemen of rights under paragraph (1) with respect to the exception is prescribed in the regulations. (3) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request under paragraph (1). (4) [evidence] A Contracting Party may require that a declaration or other evidence in support of the reasons referred to in paragraph (1) (iii) be filed with the Office within a time limit fixed by the Office. (5) [Opportunity to make observations in case of Intended Refusal] A request under paragraph (1) may not be refused, totally or in part, without the requesting party being given the opportunity to make observations on the intended refusal within a reasonable time limit. Article 13 Correction or Addition of Priority claim; Restoration of Priority right (1) [Correction or Addition of Priority claim] Except where otherwise prescribed in the regulations, a Contracting Party shall provide for the correction or addition of a priority claim with respect to an application ("the subsequent application"), if: (i) a request to that effect is made to the Office in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations; (ii) the request is filed within the time limit prescribed in the regulations; and (iii) the filing date of the subsequent application is not later than the date of the expiration of the priority period calculated from the filing date of the application whose priority is earlies claimed. (2) [Delayed Filing of the subsequent Application] Taking into considerations the article 15, a Contracting Party shall provide that, where an application ("the subsequent application") which claims or could have claimed the priority of an earlier application has a filing date which is later than the date on which the priority period expired, but within the time limit prescribed in the regulations , the Office shall restore the right of priority, if: (i) a request to that effect is made to the Office in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations; (ii) the request is filed within the time limit prescribed in the regulations; (iii) the request States the reasons for the failure to comply with the priority period; and (iv) the Office finds that the failure to file the subsequent application within the priority period occurred in the spits of due care required by the having been taken or, of circumstanc at the option of the Contracting Party, was unintentional. (3) [failure to file a Copy of Earlier Application] A Contracting Party shall provide that, where a copy of an earlier application required under article 6 (5) is not filed with the Office within the time limit prescribed in the regulations to their article 6, pursuan the Office shall restore the right of priority, if: (i) a request to that effect is made to the Office in accordanc with the requirements prescribed in the regulations; (ii) the request is filed within the time limit for filing the copy of the earlier application prescribed in the regulations to their article 6 pursuan (5); (iii) the Office finds that the request for the copy to be provided had been filed with the Office with which the earlier application was filed, within the time limit prescribed in the regulations; and (iv) a copy of the earlier application is filed within the time limit prescribed in the regulations. (4) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request under paragraphs (1) to (3). (5) [evidence] A Contracting Party may require that a declaration or other evidence in support of the reasons referred to in paragraph (2) (iii) be filed with the Office within a time limit fixed by the Office. (6) [Opportunity to make observations in case of Intended Refusal] A request under paragraphs (1) to (3) may not be refused, totally or in part, without the requesting party being given the opportunity to make observations on the intended refusal within a reasonable time limit. Article 14 regulations (1) [content] (a) the regulations annexed to this Treaty provide rules concerning: (i) matters which this Treaty expressly provides are to be "prescribed in the regulations"; (ii) details useful in the implementation of the provision of this Treaty; (iii) administrative requirements, matters or procedures. (b) the regulations also provide rules concerning the formal requirements which a Contracting Party shall be permitted to apply in respect of requests for: (i) recordation of change in name or address; (ii) recordation of change in applicant or owner; (iii) recordation of a license or a security interest; (iv) correction of a mistake. (c) the regulations also provide for the establishment of Model International forms, and for the establishment of a request Form for the purpose of article 6 (2) (b), by the Assembly, with the assistance of the International Bureau. (2) [Amending the regulations] subject to paragraph (3), any amendment of the regulations shall require three-fourth of the votes cast. (3) [requirement of Unanimity] (a) the regulations may specify provision of the regulations which may be amended only by unanimity. (b) Any amendment of the regulations resulting in the addition of the provision to, or the deletion of the provision, the provision from a specified in the regulations to (a) subparagraph pursuan shall require unanimity. (c) In determining unanimity is attained, only whethers votes actually cast shall be taken into considerations. The Abstention shall not be considered as votes. (4) [conflict Between the Treaty and the regulations] In the case of conflict between the provision of this Treaty and those of the regulations, the former shall prevails. Article 15 Relations to the Paris Convention (1) [Obligation to Comply with the Paris Convention] Each Contracting Party shall comply with the provision of the Paris Convention which concern patents. (2) [Obligations and Rights Under the Paris Convention] (a) Nothing in this Treaty shall derogat from obligations that Contracting Parties have to each other under the Paris Convention. (b) Nothing in this Treaty shall derogat from rights that applicants and owners enjoy under the Paris Convention. Article 16 effect of revisions, Amendments and modifications of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (1) [Applicability of revisions, Amendments and modifications of the Patent Cooperation Treaty] subject to paragraph (2), any revision, amendment or modification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty made after June 2, 2000, which is consistent with the articles of this Treaty, shall apply for the purpose of this Treaty and the regulations if the Assembly so decide the , in the particular case, by three-fourth of the votes cast. (2) [Non-Applicability of Transitional Provision of the Patent Cooperation Treaty] Any provision of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, by virtue of which a revised, amended or modified provision of that Treaty does not apply to (a) a State party to it, or to the Office of or acting for such a State, for as long as the latter provision is incompatibl with the law applied by that State or Office , shall not apply for the purpose of this Treaty and the regulations. Article 17 Assembly (1) [Composition] (a) the Contracting Parties shall have an Assembly. (b) Each Contracting Party shall be represented in the Assembly by one delegate, who may be assisted by alternate members, advisors and experts. Each of the members may be only one Contracting Party represen. (2) [tasks] the Assembly shall: (i) deal with matters concerning the maintenance and development of this Treaty and the application and operation of this Treaty; (ii) establish Model International forms, and the request Form, referred to in article 14 (1) (c), with the assistance of the International Bureau; (iii) amend the regulations; (iv) determin the conditions for the date of application of each Model International Form, and the request Form, referred to in item (ii), and each amendment referred to in item (iii); (v) decide, the article 16 pursuan (1), any revision, amendment or whethers modification of the Patent Cooperation Treaty shall apply for the purpose of this Treaty and the regulations; (vi) perform such other functions as the appropriate under this Treaty. (3) (a) [of Quor] one-half of the members of the Assembly which are States shall constitut a quor. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), if, in any session, the number of the members of the Assembly which are States and are represented is less than one-half but equal to or more than one-third of the members of the Assembly which are States, the Assembly may make decisions but, with the exception of the decision concerning its own procedure of, all such decisions shall take effect only in if the conditions set forth hereinafter are fulfilled. The International Bureau shall communicate the said decisions to the members of the Assembly which are States and were not represented and shall invite them to express in writing their vote or abstention within a period of three months from the date of the communication. If, at the expiration of this period, the number of such members having expressed their vote or of the abstention of the number attain of the members which was lacking for attaining the quor Forum in the session itself, such decisions shall take effect in, provided that at the same time the required majority still obtain. (4) [Taking Decisions in the Assembly] (a) the Assembly shall endeavor to take its decisions by consensus. (b) where a decision cannot be arrived at by consensus, the matter at issue shall be decided by voting. In such a case: (i) each Contracting Party that is a State shall have one vote and shall vote only in its own name; and (ii) any Contracting Party that is an intergovernmental organization may participat in the vote, in place of its Member States, with a number of votes equal to the number of its Member States which are party to this Treaty. From such intergovernmental organization shall participat in the vote if any one of its Member States exercises its right to vote and vice versa. In addition, such intergovernmental organizations shall from participat in the vote if any one of its Member States party to this Treaty is a Member State of another such intergovernmental organization and that other intergovernmental organizations participat in that vote. (5) [Majorit] (a) subject to articles 14 (2) and (3), 16 (1) and 19 (3), the decisions of the Assembly shall require two-thirds of the votes cast. (b) In determining the required majority is attained whethers, only votes actually cast shall be taken into considerations. The Abstention shall not be considered as votes. (6) [sessions] the Assembly shall meet in ordinary session once every two years upon convocation by the Director General. (7) [rules of procedure] the Assembly shall establish its own rules of procedure, including rules for the convocation of extraordinary sessions. Article 18 International Bureau (1) [administrative tasks] (a) the The International Bureau shall perform the administrative tasks concerning this Treaty. (b) In particular, the International Bureau shall prepare the meetings and provide the Secretariat of the Assembly and of such committees of experts and working groups as may be established by the Assembly. (2) [meetings Other than sessions of the Assembly] the Director General shall conven any Committee and working group established by the Assembly. (3) [role of the International Bureau in the Assembly and Other meetings] (a) the Director General and persons designated by the Director General shall participat, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the Assembly, the committees and working groups established by the Assembly. (b) the Director General or a staff member designated by the Director General shall be ex officio secretary of the Assembly, and of the committees and working groups referred to in subparagraph (a). (4) [conferences] (a) the International Bureau shall, in accordanc with the directions of the Assembly, make the preparation for any revision conferences. (b) the International Bureau may consult with member States of the Organization, intergovernmental organizations and international and national non-governmental organizations concerning the said preparation. (c) the Director General and persons designated by the Director General shall take part, without the right to vote, in the discussions at revision conferences. (5) [Other tasks] the International Bureau shall carry out any other tasks assigned to it in relations to this Treaty. Article 19 revisions (1) [Revision of the Treaty] subject to paragraph (2), this Treaty may be revised by a Conference of the Contracting Parties. The convocation of any revision Conference shall be decided by the Assembly. (2) [Revision or amendment of Certain Provision of the Treaty] article 17 (2) and (6) may be amended either by a revision Conference, or by the Assembly according to the provision of paragraph (3). (3) [amendment by the Assembly of Certain Provision of the Treaty] (a) proposals for the amendment by the Assembly of article 17 (2) and (6) may be initiated by any Contracting Party or by the Director General. Such proposals shall be communicated by the Director General to the Contracting Parties at least six months in advance of their considerations by the Assembly. (b) Adoption of any amendment to the provision referred to in subparagraph (a) it shall require three-fourth of the votes cast. (c) Any amendment to the provision referred to in subparagraph (a), it shall enter into force one month after written notifications of acceptance, effected in accordanc with their respectiv of constitutional processes, have been received by the Director General from three-fourth of the Contracting Parties which were members of the Assembly at the time the Assembly adopted the amendment. Any amendment to the said provision of the accepted shall bind all the Contracting Parties at the time the amendment to enter into force, and States and intergovernmental organizations which become Contracting Parties at a subsequent date. Article 20 Becoming Party to the Treaty (1) [States] Any State which is party to the Paris Convention or which is a member of the Organization, and in respect of which patents may be granted, either through the State's own Office or through the Office of another State or intergovernmental organization, may become party to this Treaty. (2) [Intergovernmental organizations] Any intergovernmental organization may become party to this Treaty if at least one member State of that intergovernmental organization is party to the Paris Convention or a member of the Organization, and the intergovernmental organization of declare that it has been duly authorized, in accordanc with its internal procedures, to become party to this Treaty, and declare the: (i) it is competent to grant patents with effect for its member States; or (ii) it is competent in respect of, and has its own legislation binding on all its member States concerning, matters covered by this Treaty, and it has, or has charged, a regional Office for the purpose of granting patents with effect in its territory in accordanc with that legislation. Subject to paragraph (3), any such declaration shall be made at the time of the deposit of the instrument of ratification or accession. (3) [Regional patent organizations] the European Patent Organization, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African Regional Industrial Property Organization, having made the declaration referred to in paragraph (2) (i) or (ii) in the Diplomatic Conference that has adopted this Treaty, may become party to this Treaty as an intergovernmental organization, if it declare, at the time of the deposit of the instrument of ratification or accession that it has been duly authorized , in accordanc with its internal procedures, to become party to this Treaty. (4) [Ratification or Accession] Any State or intergovernmental organization satisfying the requirements in paragraph (1), (2) or (3) may deposit: (i) an instrument of ratification if it has signed this Treaty; or (ii) an instrument of accession if it has not signed this Treaty. Article 21 Entry into force; Effective dates of Ratification and Accession (1) [Entry into force of this Treaty] this Treaty shall enter into force three months after ten instruments of ratification or accession by States have been deposited with the Director General. (2) [effective dates of Ratification and Accession] this Treaty shall bind: (i) the ten States referred to in paragraph (1), from the date on which this Treaty has entered into force; (ii) each other State, from the expiration of three months after the date on which the State has deposited its instrument of ratification or accession with the Director General, or from any later date indicated in that instrument, but from later than six months after the date of such deposit; (iii) each of the European Patent Organization, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African Regional Industrial Property Organization, from the expiration of three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession, or from any later date indicated in that instrument, but from later than six months after the date of such deposit, if such instrument has been deposited after the entry into force of this Treaty according to paragraph (1) , or, three months after the entry into force of this Treaty if such instrument has been deposited before the entry into force of this Treaty; (iv) any other intergovernmental organization that is eligible to become party to this Treaty, from the expiration of three months after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession, or from any later date indicated in that instrument, but from later than six months after the date of such deposit. Article 22 Application of the Treaty to Existing applications and patents (1) [Principle] subject to paragraph (2), a Contracting Party shall apply the provision of this Treaty and the regulations, other than articles 5 and 6 (1) and (2) and related regulations, to applications which are pending, and to patents which the in force, on the date on which this Treaty bind that Contracting Party under article 21 (2) [procedures] No Contracting Party shall be obliged to apply the provision in of this Treaty and the regulations to any procedure in proceedings with respect to applications and patents referred to in paragraph (1), if such procedure commenced before the date on which this Treaty bind that Contracting Party under article 21 Article 23 reservations (1) [Reservation] Any State or intergovernmental organization may declare through a reservation that the provision of article 6 (1) shall not apply to any requirement relating to unity of invention applicable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty the an international application. (2) [Modalit] Any reservation under paragraph (1) shall be made in a declaration accompanying the instrument of ratification of, or accession to, this Treaty of the State or intergovernmental organization making the reservation. (3) [Attention] Any reservation under paragraph (1) may be withdrawn at any time. (4) [Prohibition of Other reservations] No reservation to this Treaty other than the reservation allowed under paragraph (1) shall be permitted. Article 24 Denunciation of the Treaty (1) [Notification] Any Contracting Party may denounc this Treaty by notification addressed to the Director General. (2) [effective date] Any denunciation shall take effect one year from the date on which the Director General has received the notification or at any later date indicated in the notification. It shall not be affec the application of this Treaty to any application pending or any patent in force in respect of the denouncing Contracting Party at the time of the coming into effect of the denunciation. Article 25 languages of the Treaty (1) [Authentic texts] this Treaty is signed in a single original in the English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish languages, all texts being equally and exclusively authentic. (2) [Official texts] An official text in any language other than those referred to in paragraph (1) shall be established by the Director General, after consultation with the interested parties. For the purpose of this paragraph, interested party means any State which is party to the Treaty, or is eligible to become party to the Treaty under article 20 (1), whose official language, or one of whose official languages, is involved, and the European Patent Organization, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African Regional Industrial Property Organization and any other intergovernmental organization that is party to the Treaty , or may become party to the Treaty, if one of its official languages is involved. (3) [Authentic Texts Prevails it] In the case of a difference of opinion on interpretation between authentic and official texts, the authentic texts shall prevails. Article 26 Signature of the Treaty the Treaty shall remain open for signature by any State that is eligible for becoming party to the Treaty under article 20 (1) and by the European Patent Organization, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African Regional Industrial Property Organization at the headquarters of the Organization for one year after its adoption. Article 27 Depositary; Registration (1) [Depositary] the Director General is the depositary of this Treaty. (2) [Registration] the Director General shall register this Treaty with the Secretariat of the United Nations. Regulations Under the Patent Law Treaty (as in force from January 1, 2006) * table OF contents rule 1: Abbreviated Expressions rule 2: Details Concerning Filing date Under article 5 rule 3: Details Concerning the Application Under article 6 (1), (2) and (3) rule 4: Availability of Earlier Application Under article 6 (5) and rule 2 (4) or of Previously Filed Application Under rule 2 (5) (b) rule 5 : Evidence Under articles 6 (6) and 8 (4) (c) and rules 7 (4), 15 (4), 16 (6), 17 (7) and 18 (4) rule 6: time limits Concerning the Application Under article 6 (7) and (8) rule 7: Details Concerning Representation Under article 7 rule 8: Filing of Communications Under article 8 (1) of rule 9: Details Concerning the signature Under article 8 (4) of rule 10 : Details Concerning the Indication Under article 8 (5), (6) and (8) rule 6: time limits Concerning Communications Under article 8 (7) and (8) rule 12: Details Concerning Relief in respect of time limits Under article 11 rule 13: Details Concerning Reinstatemen of rights After a Finding of due care or Unintentionality by the Office Under article 12 rule 14: Details Concerning Correction or Addition of Priority claim and Restoration of Priority right Under article 13 rule 15 : Request for Recordation of change in name or address rule 16: request for Recordation of change in applicant or Owner, rule 17: request for Recordation of a license or a Security interest rule 18: request for Correction of a mistake rule 19: Manner of Identification of an Application without its Application Number rule 20 establishment of Model International Forms: rules 21 : Requirement of Unanimity Under article 14 (3) of rule 1 Abbreviated Expressions (1) ["Treaty"; "Article"] (a) In these regulations, the word "Treaty" means the Patent Law Treaty. (b) In these regulations, the word "article" refer to the specified article of the Treaty. (2) [Abbreviated Expressions Defined in the Treaty] the abbreviated expressions defined in article 1 for the purpose of the Treaty shall have the same meaning for the purpose of the regulations. Rule 2 Details Concerning Filing date Under article 5 (1) [time Limit Under article 5 (3) and (4) (b)] subject to paragraph (2), the time limits referr ed to in article 5 (3) and (4) (b) shall be not less than two months from the date of the notification referred to in article 5 (3). (2) [Exception to time limit Under article 5 (4) (b)] where a notification under article 5 (3) has not been made because indication allowing the applicant to be contacted by the Office have not been filed, the time limit referred to in article 5 (4) (b) shall be not less than two months from the date on which one or more elements referred to in article 5 (1) (a) were first received by the Office. (3) [time Limit Under article 5 (6) (a) and (b)] the time limit referred to in article 5 (6) (a) and (b) shall be: (i) where a notification has been made under article 5 (5) not less than two months from the date of the notification; (ii) where a notification has not been made, not less than two months from the date on which one or more elements referred to in article 5 (1) (a) were first received by the Office. (4) [requirements Under article 5 (6) (b)] Any Contracting Party may, subject to rule 4 (3), require that, for the filing date to be determined under article 5 (6) (b): (i) a copy of the earlier application be filed within the time limit applicable under paragraph (3); (ii) a copy of the earlier application, and the date of filing of the earlier application, certified as correct by the Office with which the earlier application was filed, be filed upon invitation by the Office, within a time limit which shall be not less than four months from the date of that invitation, or the time limit applicable under rule 4 (1) , whichever expires earlier; (iii) where the earlier application is not in a language accepted by the Office, a translation of the earlier application be filed within the time limit applicable under paragraph (3); (iv) the missing part of the description or missing drawing be completely led in the earlier application; (v) the application, at the date on which one or more elements referred to in article 5 (1) (a) were first received by the Office, an indication that led the contents of the earlier application were incorporated by reference in the application; (vi) an indication be filed within the time limit applicable under paragraph (3) as to where, in the earlier application or in the translation referred to in item (iii), the missing part of the description or the missing drawing is led. (5) [requirements Under article 5 (7) (a)] (a) the reference to the previously filed application referred to in article 5 (7) (a) shall indicates that, for the purpose of the filing date, the description and any drawings are replaced by the reference to the previously filed application; the reference shall also indicates the number of that application, and the Office with which that application was filed. (A) a Contracting Party may require that the reference also indicates the filing date of the previously filed application. (b) A Contracting Party may, subject to rule 4 (3), require that: (i) a copy of the previously filed application and, where the previously filed application is not in a language accepted by the Office, a translation of that previously filed application, be filed with the Office within a time limit which shall be not less than two months from the date on which the application containing the reference referred to in article 5 (7) (a) was received by the Office; (ii) a certified copy of the previously filed application be filed with the Office within a time limit which shall be not less than four months from the date of the receipt of the application containing the reference referred to in article 5 (7) (a). (c) A Contracting Party may require that the reference referred to in article 5 (7) (a) be it a previously filed application that had been filed by the applicant or his predecessors or successors in title. (6) [Exception Under article 5 (8) (ii)] the types of applications referred to in article 5 (8) (ii) shall be: (i) divisional applications; (ii) applications for continuation or continuation-in-part; (iii) applications by new applicants determined to be entitled to an invention led in an earlier application. Rule 3 Details Concerning the Application Under article 6 (1), (2) and (3) (1) [Further requirements Under article 6 (1) (iii)] (a) A Contracting Party may require that an applicant who wishes an application to be treated as a divisional application under rule 2 (6) (i) indicates: (i) that he wishes the application to be so treated; (ii) the number and filing date of the application from which the application is divided. (b) A Contracting Party may require that an applicant who wishes an application to be treated as an application under rule 2 (6) (iii) indicates: (i) that he wishes the application to be so treated; (ii) the number and filing date of the earlier application. (c) A Contracting Party may require that an applicant who wishes an application to be treated as an application for a patent of addition indicates: (i) that he wishes the application to be so treated; (ii) the number and filing date of the parent application. (d) A Contracting Party may require that an applicant who wishes an application to be treated as an application for the continuation or the continuation-in-part of an earlier application indicates: (i) that he wishes the application to be so treated; (ii) the number and filing date of the earlier application. (e) where a Contracting Party is an intergovernmental organization, it may require that an applicant indicates: (i) a petition that the applicant wishes to obtain a regional patent; (ii) the member States of that intergovernmental organization in which protection for the invention is sought. (2) [Request Form Under article 6 (2) (b)] (A) A Contracting Party shall accept the presentation of the contents referred to in article 6 (2) (a): (i) on a request Form, if that request Form correspond to the Patent Cooperation Treaty Request Form with any modifications under rule 20 (2); (ii) on a Patent Cooperation Treaty Request Form, if that request Form is accompanied by an indication to the effect that the applicant wishes the application to be treated as a national or regional application, in which case the request Form shall be deemed to incorporat the modifications referred to in item (i); (iii) on a Patent Cooperation Treaty Request Form which contains an indication to the effect that the applicant wishes the application to be treated as a national or regional application, if such a request Form is available under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. (3) [requirement Under article 6 (3)] A Contracting Party may require, under article 6 (3), a translation of the title, claims and abstract of an application that is in a language accepted by the Office, into any other languages accepted by that Office. Rule 4 Availability of Earlier Application Under article 6 (5) and rule 2 (4) or of Previously Filed Application Under rule 2 (5) (b) (1) [Copy of Earlier Application Under article 6 (5)] subject to paragraph (3), a Contracting Party may require that a copy of the earlier application referred to in article 6 (5) be filed with the Office within a time limit which shall be not less than 16 months from the filing date of that earlier application or, where there is more than one such earlier application, from the earlies to a filing date of those earlier applications. (2) [Certification] subject to paragraph (3), a Contracting Party may require that the copy referred to in paragraph (1) and the date of filing of the earlier application be certified as correct by the Office with which the earlier application was filed. (3) [Availability of Earlier Application or of Previously Filed Application] No Contracting Party shall require the filing of a copy or a certified copy of the earlier application or a certification of the filing date, as referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2), and rule 2 (4), or a copy or a certified copy of the previously filed application as referred to in rule 2 (5) (b) , where the earlier application or the previously filed application was filed with its Office, or is available to that Office from a digital library which is accepted by the Office for that purpose. (4) [Translation] where the earlier application is not in a language accepted by the Office and the validity of the priority claim is relevant to the determination of whethers the invention concerned is patentabl, the Contracting Party may require that a translation of the earlier application referred to in paragraph (1) be filed by the applicant, upon invitation by the Office or other competent authority , within a time limit which shall be not less than two months from the date of that invitation, and not less than the time limit, if any, applied under that paragraph. Rule 5 evidence Under articles 6 (6) and 8 (4) (c) and rules 7 (4), 15 (4), 16 (6), 17 (7) and 18 (4) where the Office notifu to the applicant, owner or other person that evidence is required under article 6 (1) or 8 (4) (c) or rule 7 (4), 15 (4), 16 (6), 17 (6) or 18 (4), the notification shall state the reason of the Office for doubting the veracity of the matter indication or signature, or that the accuracy of the translation, as the case may be. Rule 6 time limits Concerning the Application Under article 6 (7) and (8) (1) [time Limit Under article 6 (7) and (8)] subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) the time limit referred to in article 6 (7) and (8) shall be not less than two months from the date of the notification referred to in article 6 (7). (2) [Exception to time limit Under article 6 (8)] subject to paragraph (3), where a notification under article 6 (7) has not been made because indication allowing the applicant to be contacted by the Office have not been filed, the time limit referred to in article 6 (8) shall be not less than three months from the date on which one or more of the elements referred to in article 5 (1) (a) were first received by the Office. (3) [time Limit Under article 6 (7) and (8) Relating to payment of Application fee in Accordanc with the Patent Cooperation Treaty] where any fees required to be paid under article 6 (4) in respect of the filing of the application are not paid, a Contracting Party may, under article 6 (7) and (8), apply time limits for payment, including late payment , which with the same as those applicable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relations to the international filing fee. Rule 7 Details Concerning Representation Under article 7 (1) [Other procedures Under article 7 (2) (a) (ii)] the other procedures referred to in article 7 (2) (a) (iii) for which a Contracting Party may not require appointment of a representative are: (i) the filing of a copy of an earlier application under rule 2 (4); (ii) the filing of a copy of a previously filed application under rule 2 (5) (b). (2) [appointment of representative Under article 7 (3)] (a) A Contracting Party shall accept that the appointment of a representative be filed with the Office in: (i) a separate communication (hereinafter referred to as a "power of attorney") signed by the applicant, owner or other interested person and indicating the name and address of the representative; or, at the applicant's option, (ii) the request Form referred to in article 6 (2), signed by the applicant. (b) A single power of attorney shall be sufficient even where it to relate to more than one application or patent of the same person, or to one or more applications and one or more patents of the same person, provided that all applications and patents concerned are identified in the single power of attorney. A single power of attorney shall also be sufficient even where it to relate, subject to any exception indicated by the appointing person, to all the existing and future applications or patents of that person. The Office may require that, where that single power of attorney is filed on paper or as otherwise permitted by the Office, a separate copy thereof be filed for each application and patent to which it relate. (3) [Translation of Power of Attorney] A Contracting Party may require that, if a power of attorney is not in a language accepted by the Office, it be accompanied by a translation. (4) [evidence] A Contracting Party may require that evidence be filed with the Office only where the Office may reasonably doubt the veracity of any indication led in any communications referred to in paragraph (2) (a). (5) [time Limit Under article 7 (5) and (6)] subject to paragraph (6), the time limit referred to in article 7 (5) and (6) shall be not less than two months from the date of the notification referred to in article 7 (5). (6) [Exception to time limit Under article 7 (6)] where a notification referred to in article 7 (5) has not been made because indication allowing the applicant, owner or other interested person to be contacted by the Office have not been filed, the time limit referred to in article 7 (6) shall be not less than three months from the date on which the procedure referred to in article 7 (5) was commenced. Rule 8 Filing of Communications Under article 8 (1) (1) [Communications Filed on Paper] (a) After June 2, 2005, any Contracting Party may, subject to articles 5 (1) and 8 (1) (d), exclude the filing of communications on paper or may continue to per MIT the filing of communications on paper. Until that date, all Contracting Parties shall permit the filing of communications on paper. (b) subject to article 8 (3) and subparagraph (c), a Contracting Party may prescrib the requirements relating to the form of communications on paper. (c) where a Contracting Party to permit the filing of communications on paper, the Office shall permit the filing of communications on paper in accordanc with the requirements under the Patent Cooperation Treaty relating to the form of communications on paper. (d) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), where the receiving or processing of a communication on paper, due to its character or its size, is not deemed practicabl, a Contracting Party may require the filing of communications in another that form or by other means of transmittal. (2) [Communications Filed in Electronic Form or by Electronic means of Transmittal] (a) where a Contracting Party to permit the filing of communications in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal with its Office in a particular language, including the filing of communications by telegraph, teleprinter, telefacsimil or other like means of transmittal, and there are requirements applicable to that Contracting Party under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relations to the communications filed in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal in that language, the Office shall permit the filing of communications in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal in the said language in accordanc with those requirements. (b) A Contracting Party which permit the filing of communications in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal with its Office shall notify the International Bureau of the requirements under its applicable law relating to such filing. Any such notification shall be published by the International Bureau in the language in which it is notified and in the languages in which authentic and official texts of the Treaty are established under article 25 (c) where, under subparagraph (a), a Contracting Party to permit the filing of communications by telegraph, teleprinter, telefacsimil or other like means of transmittal, it may require that the original of any document which was transmitted by such means of transmittal accompanied by a letter identifying that that earlier transmission, be filed on paper with the Office within a time limit which shall be not less than one month from the date of the transmission. (3) [Filed in Electronic Form, the Cop, or by Electronic means of Transmittal, of Communications Filed on Paper] (a) where a Contracting Party to permit the filing of a copy, in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal, of a communication filed on paper in a language accepted by the Office, and there are requirements applicable to that Contracting Party under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relations to the filing of such cop out of communications , the Office shall permit the filing of communications in electronic cop out of form or by electronic means of transmittal, in accordanc with those requirements. (b) Paragraph (2) (b) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the cop, in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal, of communications filed on paper. Rule 9 Details Concerning the signature Under article 8 (4) (1) [Indication of the Accompanying Signature] A Contracting Party may require that the signature of the natural person who signs be accompanied by: (i) an indication in letters of the family or principal name and the given or secondary name or names of that person or, at the option of that person, of the name or names customarily used by the said person; (ii) an indication of the capacity in which that person signed, where such capacity is not obvious from reading the communication. (2) [date of Signing] A Contracting Party may require that a signature be accompanied by an indication of the the date on which the signing was effected. Where that indication is required but is not supplied, the date on which the signing is deemed to have been effected shall be the date on which the communication bearing the signature was received by the Office or, if the Contracting Party so permit, a date earlier than the latter date. (3) [signature of Communications on Paper] where a communication to the Office of a Contracting Party is on paper and a signature is required, that Contracting Party: (i) shall, subject to item (iii), accept a handwritten signature; (ii) may permit, instead of a handwritten signature, the use of other forms of signature, such as a printed or signature, or the Stampede use of a seal or of a bar-coded label; (iii) may, where the natural person who signs the communication is a national of the Contracting Party and such person's address is on its territory, or where the legal entity on behalf of the which the communication is signed is organized under its law and has either a domicile or a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment on its territory, require that a seal be used instead of a handwritten signature. (4) [signature of Communications Filed in Electronic Form or by Electronic means of Transmittal Resulting in Graphic Representation] where a Contracting Party to permit the filing of communications in electronic form or by electronic means of transmittal, it shall consider such a communication signed if a graphic representation of a signature accepted by that Contracting Party under paragraph (3) appear on that axis received by the Communications Office of that Contracting Party. (5) [signature of Communications Filed in Electronic Form Not Resulting in Graphic Representation of signature] (a) where a Contracting Party to permit the filing of communications in electronic form, and a graphic representation of a signature accepted by that Contracting Party under paragraph (3) does not appear on such a communication as received by the Office of that Contracting Party, the Contracting Party may require that the communication be signed using a signature in electronic form as prescribed by that Contracting Party. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), where a Contracting Party to permit the filing of communications in electronic form in a particular language, and there are requirements applicable to that Contracting Party under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relations to their signatures in electronic form of communications filed in electronic form in that language which do not result in a graphic representation of the signature , the Office of that Contracting Party shall accept a signature in electronic form in accordanc with those requirements. (c) rule 8 (2) (b) shall apply mutatis mutandis. (6) [Exception to Certification of signature Under article 8 (4) (b)] (A) A Contracting Party may require that any signature referred to in paragraph (5) be confirmed by a process for certifying signatures in electronic form specified by that Contracting Party. Rule 10 Details Concerning the Indication Under article 8 (5), (6) and (8) (1) [Indication Under article 8 (5)] (a) A Contracting Party may require that any communication: (i) indicates the name and address of the applicant, owner or other interested person; (ii) indicates the number of the application or patent to which it relate; (iii) contain, where the applicant, owner or other interested person is registered with the Office, the number or other indication under which he is so registered. (b) A Contracting Party may require that any communication by a representative for the purpose of a procedure before the Office contain: (i) the name and address of the representative; (ii) a reference to the power of attorney, or other communication in which the appointment of that representative is or was effected, on the basis of which the said representative acts; (iii) where the representative is registered with the Office, the number or other indication under which he is registered. (2) [address for address and Correspondenc for Legal Service] A Contracting Party may require that the address for the Office referred to in article correspondenc 8 (6) (i) and the address for legal service referred to in article 8 (6) (ii) be on a territory prescribed by that Contracting Party. (3) [address Where No representative Is Appointed] Where no representative is appointed and an applicant, owner or other interested person has provided, as his address, an address on a territory prescribed by the Contracting Party under paragraph (2), that Contracting Party shall consider that address to be the address for the Office referred to in article correspondenc 8 (6) (i) or the address for legal service referred to in article 8 (6) (ii) as required by the Contracting Party, unless that applicant, owner or other interested person expressly indicates another such address under the article 8 (6). (4) [address Where representative Is Appointed] where a representative is appointed, a Contracting Party shall consider the address of that representative to be the address for the Office referred to in article correspondenc 8 (6) (i) or the address for legal service referred to in article 8 (6) (ii), as required by the Contracting Party, unless that applicant, owner or other interested person expressly indicates another such address under the article 8 (6). (5) [sanctions for Non-compliance with requirements Under article 8 (8)] of the Contracting Party may provide for the refusal of an application for failure to comply with any requirement to file a registration number of other indication under paragraph (1) (a) (iii) and (b) (iii). Rule 11 time limits Concerning Communications Under article 8 (7) and (8) (1) [time Limit Under article 8 (7) and (8)] subject to paragraph (2), the time limit referred to in article 8 (7) and (8) shall be not less than two months from the date of the notification referred to in article 8 (7). (2) [Exception to time limit Under article 8 (8)] where a notification under article 8 (7) has not been made because indication allowing the applicant, owner or other interested person to be contacted by the Office have not been filed, the time limit referred to in article 8 (8) shall be not less than three months from the date on which the communication referred to in article 8 (7) was received by the Office. Rule 12 Details Concerning Relief in respect of time limits Under article 11 (1) [requirements Under article 11 (1)] (a) A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in article 11 (1): (i) be signed by the applicant or owner; (ii) contain an indication to the effect that extension of a time limit is requested, and an identification of the time limit in question. (b) where a request for extension of a time limit is filed after the expiration of the time limit, a Contracting Party may require that all of the requirements in respect of which the time limit for the action concerned applied be complied with at the same time as the request is filed. (2) [Period and time limit Under article 11 (1)] (a) the period of extension of a time limit referred to in article 11 (1) shall be not less than two months from the date of the expiration of the unextended time limit. (b) the time limit referred to in article 11 (1) (ii) shall expires not earlier than two months from the date of the expiration of the unextended time limit. (3) [requirements Under article 11 (2) (i)] A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in article 11 (2): (i) be signed by the applicant or owner; (ii) contain an indication to the effect that relief in respect of non-compliance with a time limit is requested, and an identification of the time limit in question. (4) [time limit for Filing a request Under article 11 (2) (ii)] the time limit referred to in article 11 (2) (ii) shall expires not earlier than two months after a notification by the Office that the applicant or owner did not comply with the time limit fixed by the Office. (5) [Exception Under article 11 (3)] (a) from the Contracting Party shall be required under article 11 (1) or (2) to grant: (i) a second, or any subsequent, relief in respect of a time limit for which relief has already been granted under article 11 (1) or (2); (ii) relief for filing a request for relief under article 11 (1) or (2) or a request for reinstatemen under article 12 (1); (iii) relief in respect of a time limit for the payment of maintenance fees; (iv) relief in respect of a time limit referred to in article 13 (1), (2) or (3); (v) relief in respect of a time limit for an action before a board of appeal or other review body constituted in the framework of the Office; (vi) relief in respect of a time limit for an action in inter partes proceedings. (b) the Contracting Party which provides a maximum time limit for compliance with all of the requirements of a procedure before the Office shall be required under article 11 (1) or (2) to grant relief in respect of a time limit for an action in that procedure in respect of any of those requirements beyond that maximum time limit. Rule 13 Details Concerning Reinstatemen of rights After a Finding of due care or Unintentionality by the Office Under article 12 (1) [requirements Under article 12 (1) (i)] A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in article 12 (1) (i) be signed by the applicant or owner. (2) [time limit Under article 12 (1) (ii)] the time limit for making a request, and for complying with the requirements, under article 12 (1) (ii), shall be the earlier of the following expires it: (i) not less than two months from the date of the removal of the cause of failure to comply with the time limit for the action in question; (ii) not less than 12 months from the date of expiration of the time limit for the action in question, or, where a request relate to the non-payment of a maintenance fee, not less than 12 months from the date of expiration of the period of grace provided under Article 5b States of the Paris Convention. (3) [Exception Under article 12 (2)] the exception to referred to in article 12 (2) the failure to comply with a time limit: (i) for an action before a board of appeal or other review body constituted in the framework of the Office; (ii) for making a request for relief under article 11 (1) or (2) or a request for reinstatemen under article 12 (1); (iii) referred to in article 13 (1), (2) or (3); (iv) for an action in inter partes proceedings. Rule 14 Details Concerning Correction or Addition of Priority claim and Restoration of Priority right Under article 13 (1) [Exception Under article 13 (1)] of the Contracting Party shall be obliged to provide for the correction or addition of a priority claim under article 13 (1), where the request referred to in article 13 (1) (i) is received after the applicant has made a request for early publication or for expedited or accelerated processing , unless that request for early publication or for expedited or accelerated processing is withdrawn before the technical preparation for publication of the application have been completed. (2) [requirements Under article 13 (1) (i)] A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in article 13 (1) (i) be signed by the applicant. (3) [time limit Under article 13 (1) (ii)] the time limit referred to in article 13 (1) (ii) shall be not less than the time limit applicable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty to an international application for the submission of a priority claim after the filing of an international application. (4) [time Limit Under article 13 (2)] (a) the time limit referred to in article 13 (2), introductory part, shall expires not less than two months from the date on which the priority period expired. (b) the time limit referred to in article 13 (2) (ii) shall be the time limit applied under subparagraph (a), or the time that any technical preparation for publication of the subsequent application have been completed, whichever expires earlier. (5) [requirements Under article 13 (2) (i)] A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in article 13 (2) (i): (i) be signed by the applicant; and (ii) be accompanied, where the application did not claim the priority of the earlier application, by the priority claim. (6) [requirements Under article 13 (3)] (a) A Contracting Party may require that a request referr ed to in article 13 (3) (i): (i) be signed by the applicant; and (ii) indicates the Office to which the request for a copy of the earlier application had been made and the date of that request. (b) A Contracting Party may require that: (i) a declaration or other evidence in support of the request referred to in article 13 (3) be filed with the Office within a time limit fixed by the Office; (ii) the copy of the earlier application referred to in article 13 (3) (iv) be filed with the Office within a time limit which shall be not less than one month from the date on which the applicant is provided with that copy by the Office with which the earlier application was filed. (7) [time limit Under article 13 (3) (ii)] the time limit referred to in article 13 (3) (iii) shall expires two months before the expiration of the time limit prescribed in rule 4 (1). Rule 15 request for Recordation of change in name or address (1) [request] where there is no change in the person of the applicant or owner but there is a change in his name or address, a Contracting Party shall accept that a request for recordation of the change be made in a communication signed by the applicant or owner and-containing the following indication will : (i) an indication to the effect that recordation of a change in name or address is requested; (ii) the number of the application or patent concerned; (iii) the change to be recorded; (iv) the name and address of the applicant or the owner prior to the change. (2) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request referred to in paragraph (1). (3) [single request] (a) A single request shall be sufficient even where the change relate to the both the name and address of the applicant or the owner. (b) A single request shall be sufficient even where the change relate to the more than one application or patent of the same person, or to one or more applications and one or more patents of the same person, provided that the numbers of all applications and patents concerned are indicated in the request. (A) a Contracting Party may require that, where that single request is filed on paper or as otherwise permitted by the Office, a separate copy thereof be filed for each application and patent to which it relate. (4) [evidence] A Contracting Party may require that evidence be filed with the Office only where the Office may reasonably doubt the veracity of any indication led in the request. (5) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that formal requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (4) be complied with in respect of the request referred to in paragraph (1), except where otherwise provided for by the Treaty or prescribed in these regulations. In particular, the filing of any certificate concerning the change may not be required. (6) [Notification] where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (4) are not complied with, the Office shall notify the applicant or owner, giving the opportunity to comply with any such requirement, and to make observations, within not less than two months from the date of the notification. (7) [Non-compliance with requirements] (a) where one or more of the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under paragraphs (1) to (4) are not complied with within the time limit under subparagraph (b), the Contracting Party may provide that the request shall be refused, but no more sanctions may be applied by the sever. (b) the time limit referred to in subparagraph (a) shall be: (i) subject to item (ii), not less than two months from the date of the notification; (ii) where indication allowing the Office to contact the person who made the request referred to in paragraph (1) have not been filed, not less than three months from the date on which that request was received by the Office. (8) [change in the name or address of the representative, or in the address for the address or Correspondenc for Legal Service] paragraphs (1) to (7) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to any change in the name or address of the representative, and to any change relating to the address for address or correspondenc for legal service. Rule 16 request for Recordation of change in applicant or Owner (1) [request for Recordation of a change in applicant or Owner] (a) where there is a change in the person of the applicant or owner, a Contracting Party shall accept that a request for recordation of the change be made in a communication signed by the applicant or owner, or by the new applicant or new owner , and containing the following indication: (i) an indication to the effect that a recordation of change in applicant or owner is requested; (ii) the number of the application or patent concerned; (iii) the name and address of the applicant or owner; (iv) the name and address of the new applicant or new owner; (v) the date of the change in the person of the applicant or owner; (vi) the name of a State of which the new applicant or new owner is a national if he is the national of any State, the name of a State in which the new applicant or new owner has his domicile, if any, and the name of a State in which the new applicant or new owner has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment , if any; (VII) the basis for the change requested. (b) A Contracting Party may require that the request contain: (i) a statement that the information in the request led is true and correct; (ii) information relating to any government interest by that Contracting Party. (2) [Documentation of the basis of the change in applicant or Owner] (a) where the change in applicant or owner results from a contract, a Contracting Party may require that the request include information relating to the registration of the contract, where registration is compulsory under the applicable law, and that it be accompanied, at the option of the requesting party , by one of the following: (i) a copy of the contract, which copy may be required to be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office, as being in conformity with the original contract; (ii) an extract of the contract showing the change, which extract may be required to be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office, as being a true extract of the contract; (iii) an uncertified certificate of transfer of ownership by contract drawn up with the content as prescribed in the Model International Form in respect of a certificate of transfer and signed by both the applicant and the new applicant, or by both the owner and the new owner. (b) where the change in applicant or owner results from a merger registry, or from the reorganization or division of a legal entity, a Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied by a copy of a document, which document from a competent authority of originat and consisted of the mergers, or the reorganization or division of the legal entity, and any attribution of rights involved , such as a copy of an extract from a register of Commerce. (A) a Contracting Party may also require that the copy be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by the authority which issued the document or by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office, as being in conformity with the original document. (c) where the change in applicant or owner does not result from a contract, a mergers, or the reorganization or division of a legal entity, but results from another ground, for example, by operation of law or a court decision, a Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied by a copy of a document evidencing the change. (A) a Contracting Party may also require that the copy be certified as being in conformity with the original document, at the option of the requesting party, by the authority which issued the document or by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office. (d) where the change is in the person of one or more but not all of several co-applicants or co-owner, a Contracting Party may require that evidence of the consent to the change of any co-applicant or co-owner in respect of whom there is no change be provided to the Office. (3) [Translation] A Contracting Party may require a translation of any document filed under paragraph (2) that is not in a language accepted by the Office. (4) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request referred to in paragraph (1). (5) [single request] A single request shall be sufficient even where the change relate to the more than one application or patent of the same person, or to one or more applications and one or more patents of the same person, provided that the change in applicant or owner is the same for all applications and patents concerned, and the numbers of all applications and patents concerned are indicated in the request. (A) a Contracting Party may require that, where that single request is filed on paper or as otherwise permitted by the Office, a separate copy thereof be filed for each application and patent to which it relate. (6) [evidence] A Contracting Party may require that evidence, or further evidence in the case of paragraph (2), be filed with the Office only where the Office may reasonably doubt that the veracity of any indication led in the request or in any document referred to in the present rule, or the accuracy of any translation referred to in paragraph (3). (7) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that formal requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (6) be complied with in respect of the request referred to in this rule, except where otherwise provided for by the Treaty or prescribed in these regulations. (8) [Notification; Non-compliance with requirements] rule 15 (6) and (7) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, where one or more of the requirements applied under paragraphs (1) to (5) are not complied with, or where evidence, or further evidence, is required under paragraph (6). (9) [Exclusion with respect to Inventorship] A Contracting Party may exclude the application of this rule in respect of changes in inventorship. What of inventorship shall be determined under the constitut the applicable law. Rule 17 request for Recordation of a license or a Security interest (1) [request for Recordation of a license] (a) where a license in respect of an application or patent may be recorded under the applicable law, the Contracting Party shall accept that a request for recordation of that license be made in a communication signed by the licensor or the license and containing the following indication will : (i) an indication to the effect that a recordation of a license is requested; (ii) the number of the application or patent concerned; (iii) the name and address of the licensor; (iv) the name and address of the license; (v) an indication of whethers the license is an exclusive license or a non-exclusive license; (vi) the name of a State of which the license is a national if he is the national of any State, the name of a State in which the license has his domicile, if any, and the name of a State in which the license has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment, if any. (b) A Contracting Party may require that the request contain: (i) a statement that the information in the request led is true and correct; (ii) information relating to any government interest by that Contracting Party; (iii) information relating to the registration of the license, where registration is compulsory under the applicable law; (iv) the date of the license and its duration. (2) [Documentation of the basis of the license] (a) where the license is a freely concluded agreement, a Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied, at the option of the requesting party, by one of the following: (i) a copy of the agreement, which copy may be required to be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by a notary public or any other competent public authority or , where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office, as being in conformity with the original agreement; (ii) an extract of the agreement consisting of those portions of that agreement which show the rights licensed and their exten, which extract may be required to be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office , as being a true extract of the agreement. (b) A Contracting Party may require, where the license is a freely concluded agreement, that any applicant, owner, exclusive license, co-applicant, co-owner or co-exclusive license who is not party to that agreement give his consent to the recordation of the agreement in a communication to the Office. (c) where the license is not a freely concluded agreement, for example, it results from operation of law or a court decision, a Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied by a copy of a document evidencing the license. (A) a Contracting Party may also require that the copy be certified as being in conformity with the original document, at the option of the requesting party, by the authority which issued the document or by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office. (3) [Translation] A Contracting Party may require a translation of any document filed under paragraph (2) that is not in a language accepted by the Office. (4) [fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request referred to in paragraph (1). (5) [single request] rule 16 (5) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for recordation of a license. (6) [evidence] rule 16 (6) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for recordation of a license. (7) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that formal requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (6) be complied with in respect of the request referred to in paragraph (1), except where otherwise provided for by the Treaty or prescribed in these regulations. (8) [Notification; Non-compliance with requirements] rule 15 (6) and (7) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, where one or more of the requirements applied under paragraphs (1) to (5) are not complied with, or where evidence, or further evidence, is required under paragraph (6). (9) [request for Recordation of a Security interest or Cancellation of the Recordation of a license or a Security interest] paragraphs (1) to (8) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for: (i) recordation of a security interest in respect of an application or patent; (ii) cancellation of the recordation of a license or a security interest in respect of an application or patent. Rule 18 request for Correction of a mistake (1) [request] (a) where an application, a patent or any request communicated to the Office in respect of an application or a t patent contains a mistake, not related to search or substantive examination, which is correctabl by the Office under the applicable law, the Office shall accept that a request for correction of that mistake in the records and publications of the Office be made in a communication to the Office signed by the applicant or owner and containing the following indication: (i) an indication to the effect that a correction of mistake is requested; (ii) the number of the application or patent concerned; (iii) the mistake to be corrected; (iv) the correction to be made; (v) the name and address of the requesting party. (b) A Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied by a replacement part or part incorporating the correction or, where paragraph (3) applies, by such a replacement part or part incorporating the correction for each application and patent to which the request relate. (c) A Contracting Party may require that the request be subject to a declaration by the requesting party stating that the mistake was made in good faith. (d) A Contracting Party may require that the request be subject to a declaration by the requesting party stating that the said request was made without delay or, at the undu the option of the Contracting Party, that it was made without intentional delay, following the discovery of the mistake. (2) [fees] (a) subject to subparagraph (b), a Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request under paragraph (1). (b) the Office shall correct its own mistakes, ex officio or upon request, for from the fe. (3) [single request] rule 16 (5) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for correction of a mistake, provided that the mistake and the requested correction are the same for all applications and patents concerned. (4) [evidence] A Contracting Party may only require that evidence in support of the request be filed with the Office where the Office may reasonably doubt that the alleged mistake is in fact a mistake, or where it may reasonably doubt the veracity of any matter, or of any led in a document filed in connection with, the request for correction of a mistake. (5) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that formal requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs (1) to (4) be complied with in respect of the request referred to in paragraph (1), except where otherwise provided for by the Treaty or prescribed in these regulations. (6) [Notification: Non-compliance with requirements] rule 15 (6) and (7) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, where one or more of the requirements applied under paragraphs (1) to (3) are not complied with, or where evidence is required under paragraph (4). (7) [exclusions] (a) A Contracting Party may exclude the application of this rule in respect of changes in inventorship. What of inventorship shall be determined under the constitut the applicable law. (b) A Contracting Party may exclude the application of this rule in respect of any mistake which must be corrected in that Contracting Party under a procedure for reissu of the patent. Rule 19 Manner of Identification of an Application without its Application Number (1) [Manner of Identification] where it is required that an application be identified by its application number, but such a number has not yet been issued or is not known to the person concerned or his representative, the application shall be considered identified if one of the following is supplied , at that person's option: (i) a provisional number for the application, if any, given by the Office; (ii) a copy of the request part of the application along with the date on which the application was sent to the Office; (iii) a reference number given to the application by the applicant or his representative and indicated in the application, along with the name and address of the applicant, the title of the invention and the date on which the application was sent to the Office. (2) [Prohibition of Other requirements] No Contracting Party may require that identification means other than those referred to in paragraph (1) be supplied in order for an application to be identified where its application number has not yet been issued or is not known to the person concerned or his representative. Rule 20 establishment of Model International Forms (1) [Model International Forms] the Assembly shall, under article 14 (1) (c) establish Model International forms, in each of the languages referred to in article 25 (1), in respect of: (i) a power of attorney; (ii) a request for recordation of change in name or address; (iii) a request for recordation of change in applicant or owner; (iv) a certificate of transfer; (v) a request for recordation, or cancellation of recordation, of a license; (vi) a request for recordation, or cancellation of recordation, of a security interest; (VII) a request for correction of a mistake. (2) [modifications Referred to in rule 3 (2) (i)] the Assembly shall establish the modifications of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Request Form referred to in rule 3 (2) (i). (3) [proposals by the International Bureau] the International Bureau shall present proposals to the Assembly concerning: (i) the establishment of Model International forms referred to in paragraph (1); (ii) the modifications of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Request Form referred to in paragraph (2). Rule 21 requirement of Unanimity Under article 14 (3) the establishment or amendment of the following rules shall require unanimity: (i) any rules under article 5 (1) (a); (ii) any rules under article 6 (1) (iii); (iii) any rules under article 6 (3); (iv) any rules under article 7 (2) (a) (iii); (v) rule 8 (1) (a); (vi) the present rule. * Adopted on June 1, 2000, and amended by the PLT Assembly in 2005.

Patent treaty Geneva June 1, 2000 table of contents article 1 for explanations of terms article 2 General principles article 3 applications and patents to which the Treaty applies Article 4 derogation in relation to the interests of the protection article 5 filing date of application article 6 article 7 article 8 representation of the Message; addresses article 9 notifications article 10 validity of Patent; cancellation of article 11 Relief in respect of time limits article 12 renewal of the law, if the Department finds that the every effort or have not had prior intention of article 13 priority repair or replenishment requirements; Restoration of priority right article 14 of the rules of procedure article 15 relation to the Paris Convention article 16 Patent Cooperation Treaty revision, and effect of changes in the amendment to article 17 Assembly article 18 International Bureau article 19 article 20 Membership of the review of the Treaty article 21 entry into force; Ratification and accession, the date of entry into force of article 22 application of the Treaty to existing applications and patents article 23 reservations article 24 denunciation of the Treaty article 25 languages of the Treaty article 26 signature of the Treaty article 27 depositary; Article 1 of the registration Term of the sitting under the contract, unless it is specifically stated otherwise: (i) "authority" means the authority of a Contracting Party entrusted with the granting of patents or with other matters covered by this agreement; (ii) "application" means an application for the granting of a patent, as referred to in article 3; (iii) "patent" means a patent as referred to in article 3; (iv) references to a "person" should be understood as such, which among other things includes both natural and legal persons; (v) "message" means any application, or application, Declaration, document, correspondence or other information relating to an application or patent, and submitted to the authority of the irrespective of whether it concerns the procedure provided for in this agreement; (vi) "authority" means the authorities stored messages on applications, including applications submitted to this authority and granted patents that are granted this authority or other institution with respect to the Contracting Party, irrespective of the form in which this information is stored; (VII) "record" means any transaction associated with the message into the body registers; (VIII) "applicant" means a person who pursuant to the applicable law specified in the Authority's records as the person who wants the patent, or as another person who submits an application or sort its records; (ix) "owner" means the person who registers the institution designated as the owner of the patent; (x) "representative" means the representative under applicable law; (xi) "signature" means any means of self-identification; (XII) "a language accepted by the authority" means the language in which the authority shall carry out the procedures; (XIII) "translation" means a translation into a language or, where appropriate, a transliteration, of using the alphabet or character set, that recognises the authority; (xiv) "procedure" means any procedure in proceedings of the authority in respect of the application or patent; (xv) except where the context otherwise requires, the words are singular words include the plural and vice versa, and masculine personal pronouns include the feminine pronoun for the person; (XVI) "Paris Convention" means the Paris Convention for the protection of industrial property, signed on March 20, 1883 in Paris, with the corrections and amendments; (XVII) "Patent Cooperation Treaty" means the Patent Cooperation Treaty, signed on June 19, 1970, together with this agreement, the rules of procedure and administrative instructions, subject to the revisions, amendments and modifications; (XVIII) "Contracting Party" means any State or intergovernmental organization that is party to this agreement; (xix) "applicable law" means, where the Contracting Party is a State, the law of that State, if the Contracting Party is an intergovernmental organisation, the law on the basis of which that intergovernmental organization operates; (xx) "instrument of ratification" should be understood as acceptance or approval ietvarinstrument; (XXI) "organization" means the world intellectual property organization; (XXII) "International Bureau" means the International Bureau of the Organization; (XXIII) "Director General" means the Director-General of the organisation. Article 2 General principles (1) [more favorable conditions] Contracting Party has the right to provide for requirements which, from the viewpoint of applicants and owners, are more favourable than the requirements laid down in this Treaty and the Regulations, other than article 5 of this agreement. (2) the [Patent law substantive rule off] nothing in this Treaty or in the rules of procedure should not be understood as a possible limitation of the law of the contracting party to determine, at its sole discretion patents applicable substantive law. Article 3 applications and patents to which the Treaty applies (1) [applications] (a) This Agreement and the rules of procedure the conditions apply to national and regional patents for invention and additional patent applications shall be submitted to the Contracting Party or in respect of such a Contracting Party, and which are: (i) types of applications that allows you to submit applications as appropriate international Patent Cooperation Treaty; (ii) in subparagraph (i) that the invention patent or additional patent applications in the form of separate applications, as mentioned in 4 g of the Paris Convention (1) or (2) the article, (b) the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the provisions of this Treaty and the Regulations shall apply to patents for invention and additional patents for international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty: (i) as to the time limits that apply to the authority of a Contracting Party under the Patent cooperation agreement of 22 and 39 (1). Article; (ii) in respect of any procedure commenced on or after that date, in accordance with the aforementioned Treaty article 23 and 40 international can begin the application review or inspection. (2) [patents] the provisions of this Treaty and the Regulations are applicable to national and regional patents for invention, and national and regional patents of addition, which have been granted in respect of a Contracting Party. Article 4 derogation of national security nothing in this agreement and the rules of procedure does not limit the right of a Contracting Party to take any action it deems necessary to ensure important security interests. Article 5 filing date (1) [elements of application] (a) where otherwise provided for in the rules of procedure and pursuant to (2)-(8). the conditions of paragraph, a Contracting Party provides that the filing date is the date when the authority has received all of the following materials, which, in the applicant's choice is submitted in paper form or in another form, if it allows the determination of the date of the application: (i) the needs directly expressed or implied indication that the material is applied for; (ii) particulars identifying the applicant or the applicant allows the authority to contact; (iii) material which looks after the description. (b) the Contracting Party granting the filing date may be accepted for the purpose of drawing as the material referred to in subparagraph (a) (iii). (c) the date of award of the purpose, the Contracting Party may require that messages which identify the applicant and allowing the body to communicate with the applicant, or it may accept evidence allowing the identification of the applicant, or allowing the authority to contact the applicant, as the material referred to in subparagraph (a) (ii). (2) [language] (a) a Contracting Party may require that the indications referred to in paragraph (1) (a) (i) and (ii) a recognised language institution. (b) the date of award of the end part of the material referred to in paragraph (1) (a) (ii), may be filed in any language. (3) [notification] where the application does not meet one or more of the conditions applied by a Contracting Party in accordance with points (1) and (2), the authority shall, as soon as possible, notify the applicant, giving the opportunity to perform and provide explanations in that period in the rules of procedure. (4) [further conditions] (a) if the original is not in the application submitted to one or more (1) and (2) the conditions referred to in paragraph 1 by a Contracting Party shall apply to the granting of the application date, the Contracting Party shall, subject to subparagraphs (b) and paragraph (6) of the application shall be deemed to be the date on which all the conditions applicable under paragraphs (1) and (2) have been met in full. (b) in the case where one or more of the conditions referred to in subparagraph (a) are not complied with within the time limit set in the Regulations, the Contracting Party may provide that the application shall be deemed not to have been filed. If the application is deemed not to have been filed, the authority shall notify the applicant thereof, stating the reasons. (5) [notification concerning missing description or drawing parts] If, in determining the date of the application, the agency finds that the application may be missing part of the description or missing drawing in the application referred to in the application, the institution shall forthwith be communicated to the applicant. (6) [filing date of the missing part of the description or drawing in the case of filing] (a) where a missing part of the description or drawing is filed within the time limit, the institution which laid down in the rules of procedure, this part of the description or drawing is included in the application, and, subject to subparagraphs (b) and (c), the filing date is the later of the date when the authority has received this part of the description or drawing, or the date when all the conditions applicable to the Contracting Party in accordance with points (1) and (2) are fully met. (b) where, under subparagraph (a), the part of the missing description or missing drawing that is the date on which one or more point (1) (a) those materials was first received at the institution, require the earlier application the priority application date, at the request of the applicant, submitted within the time limit laid down in the rules of procedure and under the conditions laid down in the rules of procedure, is the date when all the conditions applicable to the Contracting Party in accordance with points (1) and (2) are fully met. (c) where the missing part of the description or the missing drawing filed under subparagraph (a) is withdrawn within the time limit fixed by the Contracting Party, the filing date is the date when the conditions applicable to the Contracting Party in accordance with points (1) and (2) have been met in full. (7) [replacing Description or drawing by reference to a previously filed application] (a) subject to the conditions, which are contained in the rules of procedure, the reference that the application for a recognised language institution to a previously submitted application for the purpose of determining the date of the application, replace the description or the drawings. (b) if the conditions referred to in subparagraph (a) are not met, the application shall be considered not to have been filed. If the application is considered not to have been filed, the authority shall notify the applicant thereof, stating the reasons. (8) [exceptions] nothing in this article shall limit: (i) the applicant's right under the Paris Convention 4 g (1) or (2) keep separate article by the date set out in that article, as the original application date set out in that article, and where appropriate the benefits of the right of priority, if any. (ii) the Contracting Parties shall be entitled to apply the conditions required for the granting of an earlier application date; all manner of applications laid down in the rules of procedure. Article 6 application (1) [form or contents of application] where this Treaty provides otherwise, a Contracting Party shall be required to meet the conditions for the application form or contents different from the following or additional criteria: (i) conditions on the form or content, which is designed for international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty; (ii) the conditions of form or content, the performance of which in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty may require the member institution or body, which works well in this country, after having started the international application review or inspection, as specified in the said agreement or article 23 40; (iii) any additional conditions provided for in the rules of procedure. (2) [application form] (a) a Contracting Party may require that the content of the application that corresponds to the content of the application the international application in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty be presented application form, as provided for in that Contracting Party. A Contracting Party may also require that any further contents of elements that permitted under paragraph (1) (ii) or specified in the rules of procedure in accordance with paragraph (1) (iii), be included in the application form. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a) above and pursuant to article 8(1), a Contracting Party shall accept the presentation of the contents referred to in subparagraph (a), to the application form provided for in the rules of procedure. (3) [translation] a Contracting Party may require a translation of any part of the application that is not in a language accepted by its authority. The Contracting Party, subject to the rules of procedure, may also take part in the translation of the application if they have authority recognised language, any other authority recognised language. (4) [fees] a Contracting Party may require that a fee for the application. A Contracting Party may apply to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the provisions relating to the payment of the application fee. (5) [priority document] where the earlier application is claimed, a Contracting Party may require that a copy of the earlier application and, where the earlier application is not in a language accepted by that authority, the translation, subject to the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure. (6) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that the application during its authority to submit evidence of the materials referred to in (1) or (2), or priority claim, or translation referred to in (3) or (5), the only case where the authority has reasonable doubt as to the veracity of the material or the accuracy of the translation. (7) [notification] where one or more of the Contracting Parties (1) to (6) the conditions referred to in paragraph 1 are not met, the authority shall notify the applicant, giving an opportunity to fulfil the following conditions and to provide explanations within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure. (8) [non-compliance with Requirements] If, within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure are not met one or more of the Contracting Parties (1) to (6) conditions applied by the Contracting Party, subject to subparagraphs (b) and 5, and article 10, liable to the penalties laid down in its legislation. (b) if the conditions which the Contracting Party applied in accordance with (1), (5) or (6) of the claim to priority are not met within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure, the claim of priority pursuant to article 13, be considered. 5. (7) subject to (b) article, no other sanctions may be applied. Article 7 representation (1) [representatives] (a) a Contracting Party may require that a representative appointed for the performance of any procedures the authority: (i) would be entitled under the applicable law to take action, relating to applications and patents; (ii) ensure that his address is the address in the territory provided for by a Contracting Party. (b) subject to subparagraph (c), in respect of any procedure The authority, by agent or made in connection with the representative who complies with the requirements applied by the Contracting Party under subparagraph (a) is valid as an action that is done or made in relation to the applicant, holder or other interested person who appointed that representative. (c) a Contracting Party may provide that the oath, declaration or in the event of cancellation of the mandate of the representative appointed by the applicant is not the signature, owner or other interested person. (2) [Mandatory representation] (a) a Contracting Party may require that the applicant, owner or other interested person appoint a representative for the performance of any procedures the authority, except when the application's successor, the applicant, owner or other interested person may act independently of the authority the following procedures: (i) the submission of the application for the date of the application; (ii) the only fee; (iii) any other procedure provided for in the rules of procedure; (iv) the authority reference or notice is issued in respect of any procedure referred to in subparagraphs (i)-(iii). (b) a maintenance fee may be paid by any person. (3) [appointment of Representative] a Contracting Party shall accept that the appointment of a representative is communicated to the authority, in the manner provided for in the rules of procedure. (4) [prohibition of other requirements] no Contracting Party may require that, in order to meet the formal requirements, which vary from (1) to (3) and referred to in paragraph 1 which apply to those points specified, unless otherwise specified in this agreement or provided for in the rules of procedure. (5) [notification] the failure to comply with one or more of the Contracting Parties in accordance with the requirements (1) to (3), the authority shall so notify the successor, the applicant, owner or other interested person, giving the opportunity to comply with any such requirement, and to provide explanations within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure. (6) [non-compliance with Requirements] If the period provided for in the rules of procedure is not fulfilled by one or more of the Contracting Parties of the requirements applied under (1) to (3) above, the Contracting Party may apply the sanctions provided for in the legislation. Article 8 reports; addresses (1) [form of filing reports and features] (a) except for the purpose of determining the date of the application in accordance with article 5 (1) and pursuant to article 6 (1), the rules of procedure, subject to (b) to (d), set out the requirements which a Contracting Party is permitted to apply as regards the form and means of messages. (b) any Contracting Party is not obliged to accept messages, otherwise than in paper form. (c) any Contracting Party is not obliged to prevent the submission of the report in paper form. (d) for the purpose of compliance with Contracting Party accepts the submission of the report in paper form. (2) [language of the message] where this Treaty or the regulations provide otherwise, a Contracting Party may require that the report be accepted by the authorities. (3) [model International Forms] notwithstanding (1). (a) which, subject to paragraph (1). (b) point (2) and 6 (b) article, the Contracting Party shall accept the presentation of the contents of the message in a form that satisfies the rules for a specific international model form, if any, is provided for in the rules of procedure. (4) [signature of the message] (a) where a Contracting Party requires a signature for any message, that Contracting Party shall accept any signature that complies with the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure. (b) no Contracting Party may require that the authority filed a signature to be approved, notarized, defined as authentic, legalized or otherwise certified, except when the signature applies to quasi-judicial proceedings, or in other cases provided for in the rules of procedure. (c) subject to (b), a Contracting Party may require that evidence only if the authority has reasonable doubt as to the authenticity of the signature. (5) [indications in the reports] a Contracting Party may require that the message contains one or more of the indications provided for in the rules of procedure. (6) [address for correspondence, address for legal service and other address] a Contracting Party may, subject to the provisions laid down in the rules of procedure, may require the applicant, owner or other interested person indicate in the report: (i) the address of the list; (ii) the address of the delivery of legal documents; (iii) any other address listed in the rules. (7) [notification] where, in respect of the message does not comply with one or more of the Contracting Parties the conditions under (1) to (6), the authority shall notify the applicant, owner or other interested person, giving the opportunity to fulfil the following conditions and to provide explanations within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure. (8) [requirements not complied with] If the rules are not complied with within the time limit set for one or more of the Contracting Parties the conditions under (1) to (6) above, the Contracting Party, subject to article 5 and 10 and exceptions provided for in the rules of procedure, you can apply the sanctions provided for in the legislation. Article 9 Notifications (1) [Sufficient Notification] Any notification under this Treaty or the regulations, that the authority has sent to the address for correspondence or to article 8 (6) contains the legal document delivery address, or any other address provided for in the rules of procedure, the purpose and fulfilling provisions relating to this notice, is sufficient notice and the rules of procedure of this agreement. (2) [If indications allowing contact were not submitted] nothing in this Treaty or Regulations shall oblige a Contracting Party to send a notification to the applicant, owner or other interested person, if indications allowing contact with this applicant, owner or person concerned, was not submitted to the authority. (3) [If not notified] pursuant to article 10 (1), if the authority does not notify an applicant, owner or other interested person on any of this contract, or the requirements of the rules, then such notice shall not relieve the shortage, the applicant, holder or other interested person of the obligation to fulfil this requirement. Article 10 validity of Patent cancellation (1) [validity of Patent not affected some failure of formal requirements] one or more of the formal requirements referred to by 6 (1), (2), (4) and (5) and 8 (1) to (4) article in relation to the application, cannot be the basis for a patent, in whole or in part for the reversal or annulment, except where the non-compliance of formal requirements was due to fraud. (2) [opportunity to present, amendments or corrections in the cancellation or anticipated recognition void in the case of] a Patent may not be cancelled or be declared invalid in full or in part, without giving the owner an opportunity, within a reasonable time to comment on the expected cancellation or invalidation, and if permitted by applicable law, amendments or corrections. (3) [No Obligation in relation to the special procedures] (1) and (2) paragraph does not create any obligations to create the judicial procedures for disposal of patent law, different from generally accepted law enforcement procedures. Article 11 Relief in respect of time limits (1) [extension of time limits] a contracting party authority the deadline set, the operation on the application or the patent authority may determine the procedure for the extension to the period specified in the rules of procedure, if a request is submitted to the authority in accordance with the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure, and if the request by the Contracting Parties shall check: (i) has been submitted before the deadline; or (ii) after the expiration of the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure, but. (2) [continuation of Proceedings] if the applicant or holder did not comply with the authorities of the contracting party to the deadlines set for operation with the application or patent authorities and if that Contracting Party has made renewal of the time limit under paragraph (1) (ii), a Contracting Party provides for the filing of a continuation on the application or patent and, if necessary, the rights of the applicant or owner with respect to the renewal of the application or patent, if: (i) the application is submitted to the authority in accordance with the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure; (ii) the application is filed, and all of the requirements in respect of which the time limit was applied to carry out the activity, provided for in the rules of procedure have been completed on deadline. (3) [exceptions] no Contracting Party is required to determine the allowances referred to in (1) or (2) in paragraph 1, with regard to the exceptions provided for in the rules of procedure. (4) [fees] a Contracting Party may require that fees for submission under subsection (1) or (2) paragraph. (5) [prohibition of other requirements] no Contracting Party may require that requirements that are different from (1) to (4), be referred to paragraph met for the benefits in accordance with (1) or (2) shall, except as otherwise specified in this agreement or provided for in the rules of procedure. (6) [opportunity to present the expected rejection of the case] the application under (1) or (2) may not be refused without giving the applicant or the owner of the opportunity, within a reasonable time to comment on the expected rejection. Article 12 Right of renewal, if the authority finds that every effort had not been prior intention or (1) [request] a Contracting Party provides that in the case where the applicant or the owner has not adhered to a term authorities procedure, for the operation and If this is not directly related to the loss of the right to an application or patent, the authority shall renew the applicant's or owner's right to the application or patent concerned, if: (i) the application of the Authority submitted in accordance with the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure; (ii) the application is filed, and all claims for which the time limit was set, is executed within the time provided for in the rules of procedure; (iii) the application setting out the reasons for non-compliance with the time limit; and (iv) following the choice of the Contracting Party, the Authority considers that non-compliance with the time limit occurred in spite of the circumstances up effort, or that any delay had been manslaughter. (2) [exceptions] no Contracting Party is required to establish the right of renewal in accordance with paragraph (1) as regards the exceptions provided for in the rules of procedure. (3) [fees] a Contracting Party may require that the application under (1) shall be paid a fee. (4) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that a declaration or other evidence (1) (iii) the reasons for approval is submitted to the authority in the Authority's deadline. (5) [opportunity to present the expected rejection of the case], the application under paragraph (1) may not be refused without giving the applicant the opportunity within a reasonable time to comment on the expected rejection. Article 13 priority repair or add requirements; Restore the right of priority (1) the [priority claim or add a correction] If otherwise provided in these rules, the Contracting Party in respect of an application ("the subsequent application") determines the priority requirements for repair, or, if: (i) the application of the Authority submitted in accordance with the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure; (ii) the application is filed within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure; and (iii) date of the subsequent application is not later than the expiry date of the period of priority, including those of the earlier application whose priority is claimed, the date of the application. (2) [Delayed filing of the subsequent application] taking into consideration article 15, a Contracting Party provides that, where an application ("the subsequent application") which is, or may require an earlier application the priority application date is later than the ending date of the period of priority, but it fits within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure, the authority shall restore the right of priority, if: (i) the application is submitted to the authority in accordance with the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure; (ii) the application is filed within the time limit set in the rules of procedure; (iii) the application contains the priority period, the reasons for non-compliance; and (iv) the authority is of the opinion that the next application filing period are not priorities has taken place despite the circumstances up efforts, or the Contracting Party finds that any delay have been manslaughter. (3) [application of earlier copies did not submit a] Contracting Party shall provide that, where, in accordance with article 6 (5) in the earlier application required the copy is not submitted within the prescribed time limit, the institution which provides rules of procedure in accordance with article 6, the authority shall restore the right of priority, if: (i) the application is submitted to the authority for it according to the requirements laid down in the rules of procedure; (ii) the application filed before the application deadlines for the submission of a copy of the rules of procedure, in accordance with article 6 (5); (iii) the authority finds that the Office where the earlier application was filed, submit a copy of the petition has been filed within the time limit set in the rules of procedure; and (iv) a copy of the application was submitted within the time limit provided for in the rules of procedure. (4) [fees] a Contracting Party may require that fees for (1) to (3) the application referred to in paragraph 1. (5) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that a declaration or other evidence (2) (iii) the reasons for approval is submitted to the authority in the Authority's deadline. (6) [opportunity to make remarks in the case expected rejection] application under (1) to (3) shall not be totally or partly reject without giving the applicant the opportunity within a reasonable time to comment on the expected rejection. Article 14 regulations (1) [content] (a) the regulations annexed to this Treaty contains provisions relating to: (i) matters which this Treaty specifically provides for regulating "as provided for in the rules of procedure"; (ii) further conditions applicable to this contract, introducing provisions; (iii) administrative requirements, matters or procedures. (b) the regulations also provide rules concerning the formal requirements which a Contracting Party is permitted to apply as regards requests for: (i) change the name or address of record; (ii) the applicant's or owner's change record. (iii) the licence or security record; (iv) error correction. (c) the rules of procedure also provide for the Assembly with the support of the International Bureau of the international model and 6 (2) (b) the purpose of article submission form, to be created. (2) [amendment of the rules of procedure] in accordance with paragraph (3) amending the rules of procedure, with three-quarters of the votes cast. (3) [requirement of Unanimity] (a) the regulations may contain provisions which swivel only unanimously. (b) (a) in the cases referred to in (a) any amendment of the rules of procedure, which adds or eliminates provisions, is adopted unanimously. (c) in determining whether the vote was unanimous, are taken into account only actual votes cast. Withholding vote is not taken into account. (4) [conflict between the Treaty and the regulations] in the case of conflict between this agreement and the applicable requirements of the rules, the provisions of the Treaty. Article 15 relation to the Paris Convention (1) [obligation to comply with the Paris Convention] (a) any Contracting Party shall comply with the provisions of the Paris Convention which concern patents. (2) [obligations and rights under the Paris Convention] (a) Nothing in this Treaty shall detract from the mutual obligations of Contracting Parties, under the Paris Convention. (b) Nothing in this Agreement shall impair the rights that applicants and owners under the Paris Convention. Article 16 cooperation treaty Patent review, revision, and effect of changes (1) [revision of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, alteration and repair of the applicability of the changes] (a) subject to paragraph (2), the Patent Cooperation Treaty revision, modification or repairs made after June 2, 2000, which is in accordance with the articles of this agreement, this agreement and the applicable rules of procedure, where the Assembly, on a case-by-case basis, accept it with three quarters of the vote. (2) [the Patent Cooperation Treaty of the non-applicability of the transitional provisions], any Patent Cooperation Treaty provisions, allows for revised, amended or corrected this agreement does not apply in respect of that agreement, the Member States or of this State body or institution, acting on behalf of this State, as that provision is contrary to the national authorities or applicable laws, does not apply to this Agreement and the rules of procedure. Article 17 Assembly (1) [composition] (a) the Contracting Parties constitute the Assembly. (b) any Contracting Party that Assembly by one delegate, who may be the Deputy, advisors, and experts. Each delegate may represent only one Contracting Party. (2) [tasks] the Assembly shall: (i) examine the maintenance and development of this Treaty and the application and operation of this agreement; (ii) in cooperation with the International Bureau shall prepare the international model and application form referred to in 14 (1) (c) article; (iii) amend the regulations; (iv) determine the model and for each international application form referred to in subparagraph (ii), and each amendment referred to in subparagraph (ii), the date of application; (v) in accordance with article 16 (1), shall decide whether the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the revised version of amendment or modification to this agreement or the applicable rules of procedure; (vi) perform such other functions arising from this contract. (3) [quorum] (a) half of the members of the Assembly which are States shall constitute a quorum. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), if, in any session, the number of Member States represented in the Assembly is less than half, but equal to or greater than one third of the Member States of the Assembly, the Assembly may make decisions, other than those related to the same procedures that take effect only if the following conditions are met. The International Bureau shall send the aforementioned decision of the Assembly of the Member States which were not represented in the session, and invited them to three months from the date of dispatch of the decision, to express in writing their treatment decision, vote or abstention. If after the end of that period, the number of Member States which have expressed their feelings by voting or abstentions attains the number of the Member States, which lacked a quorum for the session, then such decision shall take effect provided that at the same time the required majority is still achieved. (4) [taking decisions in the Assembly] (a) the Assembly shall endeavor to take its decisions unanimously. (b) If a unanimous decision cannot be reached, the decision on the question is decided by vote. In this case: (i) each Contracting State shall have one vote and may vote only in its own name; and (ii) each Contracting Party that is an intergovernmental organization may participate in the vote, in place of its Member States, with a number of votes corresponding to the number of Member States to this agreement. The following intergovernmental organisation shall participate in the vote if any one of its Member States exercises its right to vote and vice versa. In addition, no such intergovernmental organization shall participate in the vote if any of its Member States, which is a Member State, this agreement is the other Member States of such intergovernmental organization and that other intergovernmental organization participates in the vote. (5) [majorities] (a) subject to articles 14 (2) and (3), 16 (1) and article 19 (3), the decisions of the Assembly require two-thirds of the votes cast. (b) in determining whether the required majority is reached, account is taken of the votes actually cast a vote. Withholding vote is not taken into account. (6) [sessions] the Assembly shall meet in regular sessions every two years, when convened by the Director General. (7) [rules of procedure] the Assembly shall adopt its own rules of procedure, including rules for the convocation of extraordinary sessions. Article 18 International Bureau (1) [administrative tasks] (a) the International Bureau shall carry out the administrative tasks of the present agreement. (b) in particular, the International Bureau shall prepare the meetings and perform the Assembly and the Committee of experts and the Working Group secretariat functions, you can create Assembly. (2) [other meetings, with the exception of the session of the Assembly] the Director General shall convene any Committee and working group established in the Assembly. (3) [role of the International Bureau in the Assembly and other meetings] (a) the Director General and persons designated by the Director-General participates in all the Assembly and the Assembly established the Committee and working party meetings without the right to vote. (b) the Director-General or the Director-General appointed by the staff member ex officio of the Assembly and discharge (a) Committee and referred to the Secretary of the working group. (4) [conferences] (a) the International Bureau shall, in accordance with the directions of the Assembly, make preparations for conferences of revision. (b) the International Bureau may consult with the above preparation for Member States, intergovernmental organizations and international and national non-governmental organizations. (c) the Director-General and Director-General appointed by the persons, participating in the review conference discussions without the right to vote. (5) [other tasks] the International Bureau shall carry out any other tasks assigned to it, which in connection with this agreement. Article 19 revisions (1) [revision of the Treaty] subject to paragraph (2), this Treaty may be revised by the Conference of the parties. Any decision of the Review Conference adopted the Assembly. (2) [revision of the Treaty or of certain provisions of the amendment] 17 (2) and (6) may be amended by the Assembly of the parskatīšan Conference, or, subject to the provisions of paragraph (3). (3) [amendment of certain provisions of the Treaty, adopted by the Assembly] (a) proposals on 17 (2) and (6) article amendment, adopted by the Assembly, may be proposed by any Contracting Party or by the Director General. Such proposals shall be transmitted to the parties by the Director-General not later than six months before consideration by the Assembly. (b) any of the provisions referred to in subparagraph (a), for the adoption of the amendment requires three-fourths of the votes cast. (c) any (a) this amendment shall enter into force one month after the Director-General has received written notification of acceptance, which entered into force in accordance with the constitutional law of the Contracting Party, of the three ceturdaļ the Contracting States that were members of the Assembly when the Assembly adopted the amendments. Any amendment to the provisions referred to in this way has been adopted, are binding upon all Contracting Parties of the date when the amendment enters into force, and States and intergovernmental organizations which become Contracting Parties by that date. Article 20 of the Treaty of accession (1) [States] any State which is a Member State of the Paris Convention or which is a member of the Organization, and in respect of which patents may be granted to the authority of this State, another State authority or starvalst, you can join this Treaty. (2) [intergovernmental organizations] any intergovernmental organization may accede to this Treaty if at least one of the Member States of the intergovernmental organization is a Member State of the Paris Convention or a member of the Organization, and the intergovernmental organization declares that it shall, in accordance with its internal procedures are duly authorised to join the Treaty, and declares that: (i) it is competent to grant patents that are in force in the Member States; or (ii) it is competent in respect of matters governed by this agreement, it has its own regulations that are binding on the Member States, and has a regional Office for the purpose to grant patents or it's authorized by such establishments, which are in force in its territory, in accordance with these regulations. Subject to paragraph (3), any such proof shall be submitted to the ratification or accession depositing on time. (3) [regional Patent organizations] the European Patent Organisation, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African regional industrial property organization, by a declaration according to (2) (i) or (ii) the adoption of this agreement, to the diplomatic Conference, you can join the agreement as an intergovernmental organization, if ratification or accession at the time of such deposit, declare that it has been notified, in accordance with its internal procedures, to become party to this agreement. (4) [ratification or accession] any State or intergovernmental organization, a (1), (2) or (3) the requirements of paragraphs, you can deposit: (i) an instrument of ratification if it has signed this Treaty; or (ii) the instrument of accession, if it has not signed this Treaty. Article 21 entry into force; ratification and accession effective date (1) [entry into force of the Treaty] this Treaty shall enter into force three months after ten States have deposited their instruments of ratification with the Director-General or accession. (2) [ratification and accession to the dates of entry into force] this Treaty shall bind: (i) the ten States referred to in paragraph (1), from the date when this Treaty enters into force; (ii) other countries, three months after the date on which each country deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification or accession, or from any later date indicated in that instrument, but no later than six months after the deposit of the following; (iii) the European Patent Organisation, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African regional industrial property organization three months after their ratification or accession deposit of or from any later date indicated in that instrument, but no later than six months after the deposit of this instrument, if it is deposited after the entry into force of the agreement in accordance with paragraph (1), or three months after the entry into force of this agreement If such an instrument is deposited before the entry into force of the agreement; (iv) any other intergovernmental organization that is eligible to join this agreement, three months after its instrument of ratification or accession or at any later date of the date specified in this instrument, but no later than six months after the date of deposit of the instrument. Article 22 application of the Treaty to existing applications and patents (1) [principle] subject to paragraph (2), a Contracting Party shall apply this Treaty and the Regulations, with the exception of conditions 5 and 6 (1) and (2) article and the relevant provisions of the rules of procedure of the applications that are located in, and review patent in force from the date when the agreement becomes binding on that Contracting Party under article 21. (2) [procedures] no Contracting Party shall not be obliged to apply this agreement and the rules of procedure any recordkeeping procedures relating to applications and patents referred to in paragraph (1), if such procedure has commenced before the date this agreement became binding on that Contracting Party under article 21. Article 23 reservations (1) [reservation] any State or intergovernmental organization, with the reservation, may declare that it will not so apply 6. (1) the provisions of article about the unity of invention requirement applicable to the international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. (2) [mandatory field] any reservation under paragraph (1), apply in a statement attached to the reservation in piesakoš national or transnational organization treaty ratification or accession. (3) [withdrawal] any reservation under paragraph (1) may be withdrawn at any time. (4) [prohibition of other reservations] reservations to this agreement, which do not provide for (1) the point is not allowed. Article 24 denunciation of the Treaty (1) [notification] any Contracting Party may denounce this Treaty by notification addressed to the Director General. (2) [effective date] denunciation of the Treaty shall enter into force one year after the day on which the Director-General has received the notification or at any later date indicated in the notice. It shall be without prejudice to the application of the applications or patents are in force in respect of the denouncing Contracting Party, on the day when the denunciation takes effect. Article 25 languages of the Treaty (1) [authentic texts] this Treaty is signed in a single copy in the English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic and exclusive. (2) [Official texts], after consultation with the interested parties, the Director-General on the official down the text in any language that is not listed in (1) point. The purpose of this paragraph, interested party means any State which is party to the Treaty, or is eligible to join the Treaty in accordance with article 20 (1) of the official language or one of the official languages and the languages of the European Patent Organisation, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African regional industrial property organization and any other intergovernmental organization that is party to the agreement or contract, can join if one of its official languages include that language. (3) [Authentic texts to prevail] in case of differences of interpretation between authentic and official texts, the authentic text is preferred. Article 26 signature of the Treaty this Treaty is open for signature by any State that is eligible to join the Treaty in accordance with article 20 (1), and the European Patent Organisation, the Eurasian Patent Organization and the African regional industrial property organization at the headquarters of the Organization for one year from the date of its adoption. Article 27 depositary; registration (1) [depositary] the Director General shall be deposited in the contracts. (2) [registration] the Director General shall register this Treaty with the Secretariat of the United Nations.   The patent agreement rules of procedure (in force from January 1, 2006) * table of contents rule 1 rule 2 explanation of terms of conditions for the granting of a filing date under article 5 rule 3 application conditions according to 6 (1), (2) and (3) the provisions of article 4 of the application earlier under article 6 (5) and (4) the provisions of 2 or above application submitted in accordance with availability (5) (b) the provisions of rule 5 evidence under 6. (6) and 8 (4) (c) and article 7 (4) 15. (4), 16 (6), 17 (6) and 18 (4) the provisions of rule 6 time limits for the filing of the application in accordance with 6. (7) and (8) the provision of article 7 conditions for representation under article 7 rule 8 filing of Notification under article 8 (1) of rule 9 conditions for signature in accordance with article 8 (4) of rule 10. Conditions relating to the indications under 8 (5), (6) and (8) the provision of article 11 as regards the time limit for notification under the 8 (7) and (8) the provisions of article 12 of the conditions of the time. related to benefits in accordance with article 11 of the 13 rule conditions for the renewal of the law, if the Department finds that every effort had not been prior intention or in accordance with the provisions of article 12 of the 14 conditions in relation to the correction of priority claims or the addition and restoration of priority right under article 13 rule 15 of the name or address change application for registration 16. provision the applicant or the owner of the application for registration of a change of rule 17 the license or registration of the loan application 18. rule adjustment Application Error 19. identification of application rules If there is no application number rule 20 international Unanimity of the model provision 21. requirements in accordance with article 14 (3) of rule 1 in the explanations of terms (1) ["Treaty"; "Article"] (a) for the purposes of these rules, the word "Treaty" means the Patent Agreement. (b) for the purposes of these rules, the word "article" refers to the corresponding article of this agreement. (2) [the terms defined in the Treaty] the terms defined in article 1 for the purposes of the contract, has the same meaning in the sense of the rules of procedure. 2. the conditions for the granting of a filing date under article 5 (1) [time limit under (3 and 5 (4) (b) article] subject to paragraph (2), 5 (3) and (4) (b) the time limit referred to in article 1 is not less than two months from 5. (3) the date of notification referred to in article. (2) [Exception to time limit under 5 (4) (b) article] where a notification under article 5 (3) is not prepared because the clues that allow the body to communicate with the applicant submitted, 5 (4) (b) the time limit referred to in article 1 may not be less than two months from the date on which one or more of the 5 (1) (a) the materials referred to in article was first received. (3) [time limits under 5 (6) (a) and (b) article] 5 (6) (a) and (b) the time limit referred to in article 1 are: (i) if the notification submitted in accordance with article 5 (5), not less than two months from the date of communication; (ii) where a notification has not been filed, not less than two months from the date when the body was first received in one or more of the 5 (1) (a) the material referred to in article 1. (4) [the conditions under (6) (b) article] to determine the date of the application in accordance with 5 (6) (b) article, the Contracting Party shall, subject to rule 4 (3), may require: (i) submit a copy of the earlier application within the time limit applicable under paragraph (3); (ii) at the request of the authority, submit a copy of the application and the earlier with an earlier application date, which confirmed the accuracy of the Office where the earlier application was filed, the earlier of the following dates: four months from the date of the request or 4. (1) the time limit referred to in rules; (iii) to submit a translation of the earlier application, if the earlier application is not in a language accepted by the authority within the time limit applicable under paragraph (3); (iv) to supplement the application with a missing part of the description or a missing drawing that has been fully included in the earlier application; (v) the application, if on the day when the institution first received one or more of the 5 (1) (a) the material referred to in article 1, contained an indication that the earlier application content is included by reference in the application; (vi) submit a claim that the earlier application, or (iii) the translation of the content of the missing part of the description or the missing drawing in the application of the time limit under paragraph (3). (5) [requirements under 5 (7) (a)] (a) 5 (7) (a) article in the reference to the previously filed application indicates that the date of the application for the purpose of granting the description and any drawings are replaced by a reference to the previously filed application; the reference also indicate the filing date and the authority with which the application was filed. A Contracting Party may require that the reference also indicate the filing date of the previously submitted. (b) subject to rule 4 (3), a Contracting Party may require that: (i) submit to the authority a copy of the previously filed application and, where the earlier application is not in a language accepted by the authority previously submitted a translation of the application, the time limit of not less than two months from the date on which the Authority received an application containing 5 (7) (a) the reference referred to in article 3; (ii) to submit to the authority before a certified copy of the application submitted, within a time limit of not less than four months from the date on which the Authority received an application containing 5 (7) (a) the reference referred to in article. (c) a Contracting Party may require that the 5 (7) (a) the reference in article 2 would apply to applications submitted in advance by the applicant or his predecessor or successor in title. (6) [exceptions under article (8) (ii)] 5 (7) (ii) the application referred to in article 1 are to: (i) divisional applications; (ii) the application or the application in part; (iii) a new application that the applicant is entitled to an invention contained in an earlier application. 3. The conditions for the application of the provisions in accordance with 6 (1), (2) and (3) article (1) [Further requirements under 6 (1) (iii) of article] (a) a Contracting Party may require that the applicant who wishes to examine the application as a divisional application under 2 (6) (i) the rules, indicate: (i) that he wishes the application to its appearance; (ii) in the application number and the date from which this application is separate. (b) a Contracting Party may require that the applicant who wishes to examine the application as an application under 2 (6) (iii) the rules, specify: (i) that he wishes the application to its appearance; (ii) the earlier application number and filing date. (c) a Contracting Party may require that the applicant who wishes an application to be considered papildpatent, indicate: (i) that he wishes the application to its appearance; (ii) mātespieteikum number, and the date of the application. (d) a Contracting Party may require that the applicant who wishes to examine the applications as earlier applications continue application or partially continue the application, indicate (i) that he wishes to the application it looks; (ii) the earlier application number and filing date. (e) where the Contracting Party is an intergovernmental organization, it may require that the applicant indicate: (i) request that the applicant wishes to obtain a regional patent; (ii) intergovernmental organizations, Member States in which protection for the invention is sought. (2) [request form under 6. (2) (b) article] Contracting Party accepts 6. (2) (a) the content referred to in article indicating: (i) in the application form the application form corresponds to the Patent Cooperation Treaty request form with the changes in accordance with rule 20 (2); (ii) the Patent Cooperation Treaty request form, if that request form is accompanied by an indication of the wish that the application shall be considered as a national or regional application, in this case it is considered that the application form shall include (i) the changes; (iii) the Patent Cooperation Treaty request form which contains an indication that the applicant wishes the application to be dealt with as a national or regional application, if such a request form is available under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. (3) [Requirements under article 6 (3)] a Contracting Party in accordance with article 6 (3), may require the authorities accepted the language of the name of the application submitted to the claims and summary translation in any other language accepted by that authority. 4. the provisions of the earlier application under 6. (5) Article 2 (4) and rule or under the previously submitted application, 2. (5) (b) the rules of accessibility (1) [copy of earlier application under article 6 (5)] subject to paragraph (3), a Contracting Party may require that the 6 (5) in the earlier application referred to in article copy to be submitted to the authority, within a time limit which is not less than 16 months from the earliest filing date or, if there is more than one such earlier application from the earliest application the earlier application date. (2) [Certification] subject to paragraph (3), a Contracting Party may require that the authority in which the earlier application was filed, stating (1) the copies referred to in the application and the earlier date. (3) [earlier application or previously filed application availability] a Contracting Party may not require the earlier a copy of the application or a certified copy, or the date the attestation as referred to in (1) or (2) and (4) the provisions of 2, or previously submitted a copy of the application or a certified copy, as mentioned in 2 (5) (b) the rules, if the earlier application or the previously filed application was filed in or is available to the authority in the digital library for this purpose recognised authority. (4) [translation] where the earlier application is not in a language accepted the authority and validity of the claim of priority is linked to the determination of the patentability of the invention, a Contracting Party may require that the applicant by authorities or other competent authorities at the request of (1) the earlier application referred to in paragraph translation within a time limit of not less than two months from the date of the request, and not less, during the period specified in paragraph 1, if applicable. 5. Evidence in accordance with rule 6 (6). and 8 (4) (c) and article 7 (4), 15 (4), 16 (6), 17 (6) and 18 (4) of the rules if the authority shall notify the applicant, owner or other person that evidence is required under 6. (6) or 8 (4) (c) or article 7 (4), 15 (4), 16 (6), 17 (6) or 18 (4), the communication authority of the rules specifies the reason why there are doubts about the material , indication or signature, or the accuracy of the translation accuracy. 6. provision for the filing Deadline in accordance with 6. (7) and (8) of article 1 (1) [time limits under 6. (7) and (8)] subject to (2) and (3) the point is, the periods referred to in 6. (7) and (8) article, not less than two months from the date of notification referred to in article 6 (7). (2) [exception to time limit under article 6 (8)] subject to paragraph (3), if a notification under article 6 (7) was not delivered, since no indication was submitted, which would allow the body to communicate with the applicant, the time limit referred to in article 6 (8), not less than three months from the date on which one or more of the 5 (1) (a) the materials referred to in article was first received. (3) [time limits under 6. (7) and (8) on the application of article fee in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty] where any fees required to be paid in accordance with article 6 (4) on application, are not paid, a Contracting Party in accordance with 6. (7) and (8) thereof, payment, including late payment, you can apply any time limit applicable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the international application fees. 7. rule conditions concerning representation under article 7 (1) [other procedures under 7 (2) (a) (iii) of article] the other procedures referred to in 7. (2) (a) (ii) article, in relation to which a Contracting Party may not require appointment of a representative are: (i) a copy of the application before submission, in accordance with rule 2 (4); (ii) a copy of a previously submitted application submission in accordance with (5) (b) of the rules. (2) [appointment of the representative in accordance with article 7 (3)] (a) a Contracting Party shall accept that the appointment of a representative indication is submitted to the authority: (i) as a separate document (hereinafter referred to as "power of Attorney") signed by the applicant, owner or other interested person and indicating the name and address of the representative; or, at the option of the applicant, (ii) as part of the application form, referred to in article 6 (2), signed by the applicant. (b) one representative of the mandate is sufficient even where it relates to multiple applications or patents, or the same person one or more applications and one or more patents, provided that all applications and patents concerned are indicated in the mandate of the representative one. One member of the proxy is sufficient if, subject to any exceptions, it applies to all people in existing and future applications or patents, specified by the powers. If one member of the proxy is filed on paper or in another form, which allows the authority, the authority may require the submission of a copy of the individual along with each application and patent to which it relates. (3) [translation of power of the representative] if the power of Attorney of the representative is not in a language accepted by the authority, the Contracting Party may require that it shall be submitted together with a translation. (4) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that evidence only if the authority has reasonable doubt as to the veracity of any indication referred to in any (2) (a) the document referred to in paragraph 1. (5) [time limits under 7 (5) and (6) of article] light (6). point 7 (5). and (6). the time limits referred to in article not less than two months from the date of receipt 8. (5) the notice referred to in article. (6) [Exception to time limit under article 7 (6)] where (5) article 7 of the Declaration was not prepared because the references were submitted, which would allow the authority to contact the applicant, holder or other interested person, 7 (6) the time limit referred to in article not less than three months from the date on which was launched 7. (5) the procedure referred to in article. 8. the notice of filing rules in accordance with article 8 (1) (1) [communications filed on paper] (a) After June 2, 2005, a Contracting Party under (1) and 8 (1) (d) article can stop or continue statement submitted in paper form. By that date, all Contracting Parties shall permit the filing of a communication in paper form. (b) in accordance with article 8 (3) and (c) a Contracting Party may prescribe the requirements for the form of the notice, if it is in paper form. (c) where the Contracting Party allows the filing of a communication in paper form, it allows for the submission of notifications in paper form, which corresponds to the Patent Cooperation Treaty concerning the requirements of the notice in the paper form. (d) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), if the paper form or receipt of it in its nature or size of the week deemed impractical, the Contracting Party may require the submission of a notification in a different form or by other means of communication. (2) [electronic form or by electronic means submitted in notification] (a) where a Contracting Party allows the filing of a communication in electronic form or by electronic means in a particular language in the body, including the filing by telegraph, teleprinter, telefax or any other similar means of communication, and in effect are the requirements that a Contracting Party under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relation to communications filed in electronic form or by electronic means in that language The institution allows the presentation of a communication in electronic form or by electronic means in the said language in accordance with those requirements. (b) a Contracting Party that permits the institution submitting the communication in electronic form or by electronic means, shall notify the International Bureau of the requirements under its applicable law relating to such filing. Any such notification shall be published by the International Bureau in the language in which it is notified and in the language of the contract, the authentic and official text is determined in accordance with article 25. (c) where, in accordance with (a) a Contracting Party shall permit the filing of notification with the Telegraph, teleprinter, telefax or any other similar means of communication, it may require that the original of any document which sent with the following means of communication, with a letter identifying the earlier transfer of the document, to be submitted to the authority on paper within a time limit which is not less than one month from the date of the transfer. (3) [notification of The paper copies, filed in electronic form or by electronic means] (a) where a Contracting Party allows the report submitted on paper, which is the accepted language of the authority, the submission of a copy in electronic form or by electronic means, and in effect are the requirements that a Contracting Party under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relation to such notification a copy of the submission, a copy of the notice of the authority permits filing in electronic form or by electronic means according to these requirements. (b) paragraphs (2). (b) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the notification of the paper copies, filed in electronic form or by electronic means. 9. rule conditions for signature in accordance with article 8 (4) (1) [signed pavadnorād] a Contracting Party may require that the person signed a signature to be added: (i) the person's last name, or a name and the name of key or papildvārd, or words, or by the person's check with the person's name or a commonly used word in the transcript with capital letters; (ii) signed by the person's rank, if this position is not obvious by reading the statement; (2) [date of Signing] a Contracting Party may require that a signature be accompanied by an indication of the date on which the document was signed. If this indication is required but is not, the date of which will be deemed the date of signing, be the date on which the signed document was received, the institution or, if the Contracting Party so allows, a date earlier than the latter date. (3) [signature of communication on paper] where a communication to the authority of a Contracting Party is on paper and a signature is required, that Contracting Party: (i) accept a handwritten signature, subject to (iii); (ii) may allow your handwritten signature in place of the other signature types, such as a printed signature or signature stamp, or zīmogparakst, or bar code; (iii) may require the use of a stamp with a handwritten caption, if the natural person who signs the communication is a national of a Contracting State and the person's address is in its territory, or, if the legal person on whose behalf the communication is signed is established in accordance with its laws and situated in its territory, or that it is real and working in manufacturing or trading company (4) [electronic form or by electronic means of transmission notification submitted signature picture] where a Contracting Party allows the filing of a report in electronic form or by electronic transfer the means it considers such a notice about the sign, if the Contracting Party under paragraph (3) accepted the signature image appears in this institution of the Contracting Party receiving the notice. (5) [electronic notice submitted signature signature picture] (a) where a Contracting Party allows the filing of a communication in electronic form and the signature image, accepted by a Contracting Party in accordance with (3). point does not appear in the authority of the Contracting Party receiving the notification, the Contracting Party may require that the communication be signed using a digital signature as defined in the Contracting Party. (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), where a Contracting Party permits the filing of a communication in electronic form in a particular language and there are requirements that a Contracting Party under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in relation to electronic submission of this language form of the electronic signature, which is not decrypted picture, the authority of the Contracting Party shall accept a signature in electronic form in accordance with these requirements. (c) this provision 8. (2) (b) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis). (6) [exception to certification of signature under 8 (4) (b) article] a Contracting Party may require that any signature referred to in (5). the point is confirmed by this Contracting State electronic signature specified in the certification procedure. 10. rule conditions signs in accordance with 8 (5), (6) and (8) of article 1 (1) [indications under article 8 (5)] (a) a Contracting Party may require that any communication contain: (i) the applicant, owner or other interested person's name and address; (ii) the number of the application or patent to which it relates; (iii) the number or other indication under which the applicant, holder or other interested person is registered with the Office. (b) a Contracting Party may require that the statement of the representative of each procedure with the purpose of the body contain: (i) the name and address of the representative; (ii) a reference to the token or other communication in which the appointment of a representative is approved and on the basis of which the said representative acts; (iii) the number or other indication under which the representative is registered with the Office. (2) [address for correspondence and address for legal document delivery] a Contracting Party may require that the address for correspondence referred to in 8 (6) (i) article, and address legal document delivery mentioned 8. (6) (ii) article would be fixed by the territory of the Contracting Party. (3) [address where representative is appointed] where a representative is appointed and an applicant, owner or other interested party in accordance with paragraph (2) presented on their address within the territory of the Contracting Party of the address in that Contracting Party considers the address as the address for correspondence referred to in 8 (6) (i) article, or the address for legal service, referred to 8 (6) (ii) article, as required by the Contracting Party unless that applicant, owner or other interested party in accordance with article 8 (6) specifically indicates another such address. (4) [address where representative is appointed] where a representative is appointed, a Contracting Party is of the opinion of the representative address for the address for correspondence referred to in 8 (6) (i) article, or the address for legal service, referred to 8 (6) (ii) article, as required by the Contracting Party, unless that applicant, owner or other interested party in accordance with article 8 (6) specifically indicates another such address. (5) [sanctions for 8 (8) of article] no Contracting Party may provide for the refusal of the application if you do not comply with the requirement of the registration number or other (1) (a) (iii) and (b) (iii) the indications referred to in paragraph 1. 11. the provision of notice in accordance with the time limits 8. (7) and (8) of article 1 (1) [time limits under 8 (7) and (8)] subject to paragraph (2), 8 (7) and (8) the time limits referred to in article not less than two months from 8. (7) the notice referred to in article date. (2) [Exception to time limit under 8 (7) and (8)] where a notification under article 8 (7) has not been sent because indications allowing the applicant to communicate with the body, owner or other interested person is not submitted, 8 (8) the time limit referred to in article is not less than three months from the date on which the Authority received a 8. (7) the notification referred to in the article. 12. rule conditions term relief in accordance with article 11 (1) [the conditions pursuant to article 11 (1)] (a) a Contracting Party may require that the 11. (1) an application referred to in article contain: (i) the signature of the applicant or owner; (ii) an indication that the requested extension of the time limit, and renewable identification. (b) if the application is filed for the extension after the expiry of the time limit, a Contracting Party may require that the application at the same time should fulfil all the conditions relating to activities for which the time limit applies. (2) [period and time limit under article 11 (1)] (a) 11 (1) the contract referred to in article extension period shall not be shorter than two months from the date when the time limit is not extended. (b) the Agreement of 11 (1) (ii) the time limit referred to in article end not earlier than two months from the date of expiry of the extension. (3) [requirement under 11 (2) (i) article] a Contracting Party may require that the 11. (2) the application referred to in article contain: (i) the signature of the applicant or owner; (ii) an indication that the requested relief due to non-compliance with the time limit, and the identification of the time limit in question. (4) [time limit for the submission of the application, 11 (2) (ii) article] 11 (2) of the Treaty (ii) the time limit referred to in article end not earlier than two months after notification of the authority that the applicant or the owner has not adhered to authority. (5) [exceptions under article 11 (3)] (a) any Contracting Party Not under 11 (1) or (2) the article can not be obliged to grant: (i) a second, or any subsequent period of relief that such relief has already been granted under 11 (1) or (2); (ii) to grant relief to the application for relief pursuant to 11 (1) or (2) or article in accordance with article 12 (1); (iii) to grant relief in the maintenance fees due; (iv) to grant relief, 13 (1), (2) or (3) the time limit referred to in article; (g) to grant relief from the activities associated with the appeal or other review body, which has been created within the institution; (vi) grant of relief associated with transactions in the inter partes procedure. (b) no Contracting Party shall determine the maximum time limit within which the institutions to comply with all the procedures, according to the 11 (1) or (2) the article can not be obliged to extend the time limit is longer than the maximum period specified. 13. the rule of law, the conditions for renewal, if the authority finds that every effort had not been prior intention or in accordance with article 12 (1) [requirements under 12 (1) (i) article] a Contracting Party may require that the 12 (1) (i) the application referred to in article the applicant for or holder of the signature. (2) [time limits under 12 (1) (ii) of article] the deadline for the submission of the application and in accordance with the requirement of 12 (1) (ii) is the earliest of the following dates: (i) not less than two months from the date when the reason preventing executable action for non-compliance with the time limit; (ii) not less than 12 months from the date when the action due date, overdue, or, if the application relates to non payment of a maintenance fee, not less than 12 months from the date of the end of the grace period provided for under the Paris Convention Article 5b. (3) [exceptions under article 12 (2)] of the Treaty in article 12 (2) such exceptions for non-compliance with the time limit is: (i) actions or other review of appeal instance that is created within the institution; (ii) the submission of an application for relief under 11 (1) or (2) or article for restoring rights in accordance with article 12 (1); (iii) 13 (1), (2) or (3) the limits referred to in article; (iv) activities in inter partes proceedings. 14. rule conditions priority requirements for adding and editing, or priority restoration of rights under article 13 (1) [Exception under article 13 (1)], any Contracting Party is not obliged to provide for the correction of priority claims or the addition, in accordance with article 13 (1), 13 (1), if (i) referred to in article submission is received after the submission by the applicant of the earlier publication, or faster, or speed up the procedure, if the application for faster publication or faster, or speed up the procedure has not been revoked before the publication of the application for the completion of the technical preparations. (2) [requirements under 13 (1) (i) article] a Contracting Party may require that the applicant sign a 13 (1) (i) the application referred to in article. (3) [time limit under 13 (1) (ii) article] 13 of the Treaty (1) (ii). the time limit referred to in article 1 may not be less than the time limit, the international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the priority claim for the application after the international filing. (4) [time limits under article 13 (2)] (a) of article 13 (2) referred to in the introductory part does not expire earlier than two months from the date on which the priority period. (b) Agreement of 13 (2) (ii) the time limit referred to in article is the earliest of the following dates: (a) the applicable time limit or timeframe within which all future publications of the technical training activities have been completed. (5) [requirements under 13 (2) (i) article] a Contracting Party may require that the 13 (2) (i) an application referred to in article contain: (i) the applicant's signature; and (ii) add a priority claim, if the application does not require the application of earlier priority. (6) [requirements under article 13 (3)] (a) a Contracting Party may require that the 13 (3) (i) an application referred to in article contain: (i) the applicant's signature; and (ii) an indication of the authority to which the application for a copy of the earlier application was filed, and the application date. (b) a Contracting Party may require that: (i) a declaration or other evidence in support of 13. (3) the application referred to in article 3, to be submitted to the authority of the institution; (ii) 13 (3) of the Treaty. (iv) the earlier application referred to in article copy should be submitted to the authority, within a time limit which is not less than one month from the date on which the authority in which the earlier application was filed, the applicant is issued a copy. (7) [time limit under 13 (3) (iii) of article] 13 (3) of the Treaty (iii) referred to in article shall expire two months before 4. (1) the time limit laid down in the rules. 15. the rule change in the name or address in the application for registration (1) [the request] If you do not change the applicant or owner, but its title (name) or address, a Contracting Party shall accept that the application for registration of change signed and submitted to the applicant or owner, and the application shall contain the following indications: (i) a notice that is required to change the title (name) or address registration; (ii) the respective number of the application or patent; (iii) the change to be recorded; (iv) the applicant's or owner's name (first name) and address before the change. (2) [fees] a Contracting Party may require payment for (1) an application referred to in paragraph 1. (3) [single request] (a) an application shall be sufficient if the change applies to both the applicant or holder name (name) and address. (b) one application is sufficient, if the change refers to the same person more applications or patents, or the same person one and more applications and one or more patents, provided that all applications and patents concerned are indicated in the application number. If an application is submitted in paper form or in another form, as it allows the authority, a Contracting Party may require, for each application and patent to be submitted in a separate copy of the application. (4) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that the evidence submitted to the authority unless the authority has reasonable doubt about the veracity of the indications contained in the application. (5) [prohibition of other requirements] no Contracting Party may require relating to (1) an application referred to in paragraph 1 are fulfilled the formal requirements other than those referred to in (1) to (4), except where the contract or otherwise in the rules of procedure. In particular, may not be required to submit a certification to the certificate of change. (6) [notification] where one or more of the requirements specified by the Contracting Party under (1) to (4) paragraph are not fulfilled, the authority shall inform the applicant or owner, giving an opportunity to comply and make observations within a time limit of not less than two months from the date of notification. (7) [Requirements not complied with] (a) where one or more of the Contracting Parties under (1) to (4) shall comply with the requirements within the time limit referred to in subparagraph (b), a Contracting Party may provide that the application is rejected, but cannot apply more severe sanctions. (b) in point (a) shall be referred to: (i) (ii), not less than two months from the date of the notice; (ii) where indications allowing the authority to contact the person who submitted (1) an application referred to in paragraph 1, is not filed, not less than three months from the date on which the institution that received the application. (8) [change in the name of the representative (name) or the address or correspondence address or legal document delivery address] paragraphs (1) to (7) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis) any change in the name of the representative (name) or at the address and any changes to the list address, or legal document delivery address. 16. the rule change in applicant or owner's registration application (1) [the applicant's or owner's application for registration of a change] (a) where the change in applicant or owner, a Contracting Party that permits the application of Exchange in the form of a signed statement of the applicant or owner, or by the new applicant or new owner, and containing the following indications: (i) that the applicant or owner is requested to Exchange registration; (ii) the number of the application or patent; (iii) the applicant's or owner's name (first name) and address; (iv) the new name of the applicant or owner (name) and address; (v) the applicant or the owner of the Exchange date; (vi) the name of the country of which the new applicant or owner is, if he is a citizen of a country, the name of the country in which the new applicant or owner's domicile, if any, and the name of the country in which the new applicant or holder has a real and functioning industrial or commercial establishment, if any; (VII) the rationale for changing the required; (b) a Contracting Party may require that the application contain: (i) a statement that the information in the application is true and correct; (ii) information concerning the Contracting Parties national ineres. (2) [change in the ownership of the applicant and the supporting documentation] (a) where the change in applicant or owner results from a contract, a Contracting Party may require that the application contain the information about the registration of the contract, where registration is compulsory under the relevant legislation, and that it be accompanied, at the discretion of the plaintiff, one of the following documents: (i) a copy of the contract, which may require proof of compliance with the original and which confirms , at the discretion of the plaintiff, notary or other competent public authority, or, if this is allowed under the legislation, the representative entitled to act with the authority; (ii) an extract from the contract showing the change, which may require proof of compliance with the original and which confirms, at the discretion of the plaintiff, notary or other competent public authority or, where permitted by applicable law, by a representative having the right to operate with the authority; (iii) a certified contract transferable certificate of property rights whose content matches the content of the international model for a certificate of transfer and signed by the applicant and the new applicant, or the owner and the new owner. (b) where the change in applicant or owner results from a merger of legal persons, the reorganization or Division of the Contracting State may require that the application shall be accompanied by a document issued by the competent authority a copy of the proof of a merger, the reorganization or splitting, and it displays the distribution of rights, such as a copy of the extract from the register of companies. A Contracting Party may also require compliance with the original copy of attest, at the discretion of the plaintiff, notary or other competent public authority, or, if this is allowed under the law, by a representative having the right to operate with the authority. (c) where the applicant or owner does not result from a contract, a merger of legal persons, the reorganization or Division, but it has other grounds, for example, on the basis of law or a court decision, a Contracting Party may require that the application shall be accompanied by proof of the change of the copy of the document. A Contracting Party may also require compliance with the certified copy of the original, at the discretion of the plaintiff, a notary, other competent public authority or, where permitted by applicable law, by a representative having the right to operate with the authority. (d) if the change of one or more persons, but not all of several koppieteicēj or co-owners, a Contracting Party may require that evidence of the consent of the authority of the identity of each koppieteicēj, or which is not subject to change. (3) [translation] a Contracting Party may require under paragraph (2), any submitted translation of the document, if it's not accept the authority of language. (4) [fees] a Contracting Party may require that a fee of (1) the application referred to in paragraph 1. (5) [single request] one submission is sufficient, if the change refers to the same person more applications or patents, or the same person one or more applications and one or more patents, provided that the applicant or owner is the same change in all applications and patents concerned, and any relevant application and patent numbers are indicated in the application. If an application is submitted in paper form or in another form, as permitted by the authority, the Contracting Party may require that a copy of the application for each application and patent concerned. (6) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that the evidence submitted to the authority, or (2) in the case of additional points of evidence only where the authority has reasonable doubt about the application of this rule or any other document referred to in the instructions included in the truth, or (3) paragraph translation accuracy. (7) [prohibition of other requirements] no Contracting Party may provide that the provisions referred to in the application of other formal requirements other than those mentioned in (1) to (6) shall, if otherwise not provided by the contract or is not specified in the rules of procedure. (8) [non-compliance with the Communication requirements;] 15 (6) and (7) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis), where one or more of the requirements applied under (1) to (5) of paragraph 1 are not fulfilled or if the necessary evidence, or further evidence in accordance with (6) point. (9) [Exclusion with respect to authorship of the invention] a Contracting Party may exclude the application of this rule in respect of invention authorship. Authorship of the invention shall be determined in accordance with the relevant legislation. 17. provision for the registration of a licence or a mortgage application (1) [registration of the licence application] (a) where a license in respect of an application or patent may be recorded in the register in accordance with the relevant law, the Contracting Party shall accept that a request for registration of the licence is done with a statement signed by the licensor or the licensee and containing the following indications: (i) that the registration of the licence is required; (ii) the respective number of the application or patent; (iii) the licensor's name and address; (iv) licensee's name and address; (v) an indication of whether the license is an exclusive license or a simple license; (vi) the name of the country of which the licensee is, if he is a citizen of a country, the name of the country in which licensee is domiciled, if any, and the name of the country in which the licensee has a real and functioning industrial or commercial establishment, if any. (b) a Contracting Party may require that the application contain: (i) a statement that the information in the application is true and correct; (ii) information with respect to the Contracting Parties to the public interest; (iii) information on the registration of the license, where registration is compulsory under the applicable law; (iv) the date of the license and its duration. (2) [supporting documents for license] (a) where the license is a freely concluded agreement, a Contracting Party may require that the application shall be accompanied, in the applicant's choice, one of the following documents: (i) a copy of the agreement to which they may be required to conform to the original show, at the discretion of the plaintiff, a notary, other competent public authority or, where permitted by applicable law, by a representative having the right to operate with the authority; (ii) an extract of the agreement, which contains in its part of the agreement, which specifies the rights licensed and their extent, the compliance of which the original option of the plaintiff, a certified notary, other competent public authority or, where permitted by applicable law, by a representative having the right to operate with the authority. (b) if the license is a freely concluded agreement, a Contracting Party may require that any applicant, owner, exclusive licensee, licence koppieteicēj, co-owners or exclusive license koplicenciāt, who is not a party to the agreement, the consent of the Authority agreed registration. (c) where the license is not a freely concluded agreement, for example, it is granted on the basis of law or a court decision, a Contracting Party may require that the application shall be accompanied by evidence of the existence of the licence, a copy of the document. A Contracting Party may also require compliance with the certified copy of the original, at the discretion of the plaintiff, a notary, other competent public authority or, where permitted by applicable law, by a representative having the right to operate with the authority. (3) [translation] a Contracting Party may require under paragraph (2) a translation of the documents if they are not in a language accepted by the authority. (4) [fees] a Contracting Party may require that a fee of (1) an application referred to in paragraph 1. (5) [single request] article 16 (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis) license registration. (6) [evidence] rule 16 (6) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis) license registration. (7) [prohibition of other requirements] no Contracting Party may provide (1) an application referred to in other formal requirements other than those mentioned in (1) to (6) shall, if otherwise not provided by the contract or is not specified in the rules of procedure. (8) [non-compliance with the Communication requirements;] 15 (6) and (7) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis), where one or more of the requirements applied under (1) to (5) are not complied with, or where evidence is required or further evidence under paragraph (6). (9) [registration or license of Securities, or mortgage registration deletion] (1) to (8) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis): (i) the application for registration of the pledge on the application or patent; (ii) the registration of a licence or the mortgage deletion on the application or patent; 18. rule correction notice (1) [Applications] (a) where an application, a patent or application for a patent on the application of the authority or content errors, which do not apply to patentmeklējum or the nature of the inspection by the authority right under the relevant legislation, the Authority accepting the application for correction of errors in records and publications of the authority, which is signed by the applicant or owner and containing the following indications: (i) the purpose that prompted the error correction; (ii) the number of the application or patent; (iii) an error; (iv) the correction to be made; (v) the applicant's name and address; (b) a Contracting Party may require that the application adds the irreplaceable part or parts that contain the fix, or, if applicable, paragraph (3), the replacement part or part that contains the fix for each application and patent to which the application relates. (c) a Contracting Party may require that the application be accompanied by a declaration that the applicant's assertion that the content error occurred in good faith. (d) a Contracting Party may require that the application shall be accompanied by a declaration, the applicant claimed that the said application is filed without delay, immediately after the discovery of the error, or, at the choice of the Contracting Party, that it is made without intentional delay. (2) [fees] (a) subject to subparagraph (b), a Contracting Party may require that a fee of (1) the application referred to in paragraph 1. (b) the authority your mistakes right itself (ex officio) or on application, free of charge. (3) [single request] article 16 (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis) error correction application, provided that the mistake and the requested correction are the same for all applications and patents concerned. (4) [evidence] a Contracting Party may require that the evidence submitted to the authority in support of the application unless the authority has reasonable doubt that the error is really only an error, or if there is reason to wonder about a document or a part of the credibility of its content submitted in connection with the application for correction. (5) [prohibition of other requirements] no Contracting Party may provide (1) an application referred to in other formal requirements other than those mentioned in (1) to (4), if otherwise not provided by the contract or is not specified in the rules of procedure. (6) [Notification of non-compliance with requirements;] 15 (6). and (7). provision shall apply mutatis mutandis (mutatis mutandis), where one or more of the requirements applied under (1) to (3) are not complied with, or where evidence is required or further evidence under paragraph (4). (7) [exceptions] (a) a Contracting Party may exclude the application of this rule in respect of invention authorship. Authorship of the invention shall be determined in accordance with the relevant laws. (b) a Contracting Party may exclude the application of this provision, which errors the contracting party should be corrected in accordance with the patent procedure. 19. the identification of application without number of the application (1) [manner of Identification] where necessary to identify the application after its application number, but this number has not yet been granted or is not known to the applicant, or his representative, the application shall be considered identified if the following is a check, this person provides any of the following information: (i) the provisional application number, if one has granted the authority, or (ii) the copy of the application part, together with the date in which the application was sent to the authority; (iii) the applicant or his representative, the application shall be assigned and the application-specified identification number together with the applicant's name and address, the name of the invention and the date on which the application was sent to the authority. (2) [prohibition of other requirements] If the application number has not yet been granted or is not known to the person concerned, or its representative no Contracting Party in order to identify the application, may not be required to be given to other means of identification other than those referred to in paragraph (1), 20 international model provisions (1) [international model] Assembly under 14 (1) (c) article confirms international model in each of the 25. (1) the languages referred to in article : (i) patent term; (ii) the name and address change application for registration; (iii) the change in applicant or owner of the registration application; (iv) certification of the transfer; (v) registration of a licence or registration application for deletion; (vi) the mortgage registration or deletion of the registration application; (VII) the correction of the application. (2) [3 (2) (i) the changes referred to in the provisions of] the Assembly shall adopt the Patent Cooperation Treaty application form changes referred to 3 (2) (i). (3) [proposals by the International Bureau] the International Bureau shall present proposals to the Assembly: (i) (1) above to create the international model; (ii) (2) the Patent referred to in the agreement on cooperation application form changes. 21. the rule of Unanimity requirement in accordance with article 14 (3) of the consensus necessary for the adoption of such rules and the amendment: (i) the provisions under (1) (a) article; (ii) the provisions under 6 (1) (iii) of the article; (iii) the provisions in accordance with article 6 (3); (iv) the provisions in accordance with 7 (2) (a) (iii) of the article; (v) rule 8 (1) (a); (vi) this provision. * Geneva June 1, 2000, and amended by the Assembly in 2005.