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1 Amendments to the PCT Regulations as from 1 July 2011

2 July2011 changes Amendments to the PCT Regulations as from 1 July 2011 (1) Rectifications of obvious mistakes authorized by the IPEA: Decisions from the IPEA should not be made publicly available (see modified Rule 48.2(i)) Article 19 and 34 amendments and accompanying letters: Translation to be furnished upon national phase entry must be a translation of the complete set of claims furnished under Rules 46.5(a) and 66.8(c) in replacement of claims as originally filed (see modified Rules 49.5(a)) IPEA should be provided with the letter indicating the basis in the application as filed for any amendments made under Articles 19 and 34 if applicants want the IPEA to take them into account + translation where required (modified Rules 53.9 and 55.3)

3 July2011 changes Amendments to the PCT Regulations as from 1 July 2011 (2) Annexes to the IPRP Chapter II Report shall contain: Replacement sheets containing Article 19 and 34 amendments + letters If letter indicating the basis for the amendments is missing the IPRP Chapter II may be established as if the amendments were not made (modified Rule 70.2(c-bis)) Rectifications of obvious mistakes authorized by the IPEA under Rule 91.1(b)(iii) shall be annexed to the IPRP Chapter II (see modified Rule 70.16)

4 July2011 changes Entry into force of the PCT Rule Changes 1 July 2011: Amendments should apply to international applications whose international filing date is on or after 1 July July 2011: Amendments should apply to international applications in respect of which the applicant has performed the acts under Articles 22 or 39 on or after 1 July 2011 and in respect of which an amendment under Article 19 or 34 was filed on or after 1 July 2009


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