PCT AG-NP 4.001 What must be done by the applicant before the start of the national phase?

Article 22(1)

4.001.   What must be done by the applicant before the start of the national phase?  The following acts must be performed (if applicable):

(i)  payment of the national fee (see paragraphs 4.005 to 4.007);

(ii)  furnishing of a translation, if prescribed (see paragraphs 4.008 to 4.026);

(iii)  in exceptional cases (if a copy of the international application has not been communicated to the designated Office under Article 20), furnishing of a copy of the international application, except where not required by that Office (see paragraphs 4.027 and 4.028);

(iv)  in exceptional cases (if the name and address of the inventor were not given in the request when the international application was filed, but the designated Office allows them to be given at a time later than that of the filing of a national application), furnishing of the indication of the name and address of the inventor (see paragraphs 4.030 and 4.031).

Article 27(1), (2), (6) and (7)
Rule 51bis

4.002.   There may be acts in addition to those described in paragraph 4.001 which must be performed for the international application to proceed in the national phase, but none of those acts, which are described further below and in the National Chapter relating to each designated Office, has to be performed within the time limit for entering the national phase.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=np04.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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