PCT AG-IP 5.105 What are the physical requirements for the description?

Rule 11
Section 109

5.105.   What are the physical requirements for the description?  Rule 11 lists the physical requirements which have to be met by an international application.  The paper must be of A4 size, white and durable.  The minimum margins must be 2 cm on the top, the bottom and the right side of the sheet, and 2.5 cm on the left side of the sheet.  The margins should not exceed 3 cm on the bottom and the right side of the sheet and 4 cm on the top and the left side of the sheet.  The margins must be completely blank, except that a file reference not exceeding 12 characters in length may be placed by the applicant in the left-hand corner of the top margin within 1.5 cm from the top of the sheet.  Any text matter in the description must be in characters the capital letters of which are not less than 0.28 cm.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip05.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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