Where the final decision on entitlement applies only to some of the designated States, the original application may contain different claims, description and drawings for those states compared with the others (see H‑III, 4.1, last paragraph, and H-III, 4.3).[Rule 18(2); ]
If the sole result of the application of Art. 61(1) is to divide the right to the grant between the original applicant and the third party so that each may apply for the entire subject-matter for different designated states, each application should be examined in the normal way without regard to the other, with the proviso that the subject-matter of each application must not extend beyond that of the original application.
Date retrieved: 17 May 2021