PCT AG-IP 5.020 Who may file an international application?

Article 9(1)
Rule 18.1

5.020.   Who may file an international application?  Any resident or national of a Contracting State may file an international application.  Where there are two or more applicants, at least one of them must be a national or a resident of a Contracting State.  The Contracting States are listed in Annex A.  As to questions of residence and nationality, see paragraph 5.023.

5.021.   [Deleted]

Article 9(3)
Section 203(b)

5.022.   In any international application, different applicants may be indicated for the various designated States.  Note, however, that where more than one type of protection is available for a Contracting State (see paragraph 5.055 and Annex B), different applicants may not be indicated for different types of protection, furthermore for the national and regional designation of a State, the same applicant or applicants must be indicated.

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

Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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