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|Top of Notices (405) December 25, 2012||US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE||Print This Notice 1385 CNOG 3025|
|PCT, International Applications||Referenced Items (390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410)|
(405) Notice Regarding Modification of Time Limits Fixed in Article 22(1) The International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has notified the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that the following twenty-four (24) countries have indicated that the change to PCT Article 22 is incompatible with their national laws: AU Australia JP Japan BG Bulgaria KR Republic of Korea BR Brazil LU Luxembourg CH Switzerland NO Norway CN China SE Sweden DK Denmark SG Singapore EE Estonia SK Slovakia FI Finland TZ United Republic of Tanzania GB United Kingdom UG Uganda HR Croatia YU Yugoslavia HU Hungary ZA South Africa IL Israel ZM Zambia Applicants are cautioned that a Demand for international preliminary examination must be filed by nineteen (19) months from the earliest claimed priority date in order to delay national stage entry in these countries until thirty (30) months from the earliest claimed priority date. For more information regarding these changes, applicant should see the WIPO website at http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/index.html under "Notifications concerning non applicability (as of April 1, 2002) of new (30-month) time limit under modified Article 22(1)" and "FAQ's on the effect of the modification of PCT Article 22(1) time limit." Applicants merely interested in postponing national stage entry until thirty (30) months from the earliest claimed priority date in the above listed countries, may file with the Demand, a request to waive both the written opinion and the international preliminary examination report with the USPTO. March 5, 2002 STEPHEN G. KUNIN Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy [1257 OG 68]