I have canceled a claim and renumbered the other claims during the international stage of an international application that was subsequently entered in the national stage. I would like to file an amendment to the claims in the national stage of the international application, what status identifier(s) should I use for the renumbered claims?


The status identifier, "original", should be used for renumbered claims that have not been amended. The status identifier, ""previously presented"", should be used for renumbered claims that were previously amended but are not being amended in the amendment. The status identifier, "currently amended", should be used for renumbered claims that are being amended in the amendment.


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