2.21.2.2 Basic Applications Filed Before Intergovernmental Organisations

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Under the Regulations, several types of documents may serve as a priority document for a Convention application.  These include the documents filed at the same time as a basic application that is related to the Convention application.

Where the basic application is a PCT, EP, EA*, AP* or OA* application, the patent request must clearly identify the basic document as being one of these types of application. By their nature, these applications imply that there is at least one Convention country designated in the basic application and, therefore, the patent request will have sufficient detail to satisfy the requirements of the Act.  There is no requirement that the patent request additionally mentions at least one individual Convention country.

*Note:

AP

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

EA

Eurasian Patent Organization

OA

African Intellectual Property Organization.