Effect of Errors in PAMS

Date Published

Various categories of paper documents filed with the Office are converted to electronic format after filing. However, occasionally the paper documents will carry a physical date stamp which conflicts with the filing date recorded in PAMS. Thus, there is the potential for uncertainty to arise about what filing date is to be attributed to a particular document. Where there are any discrepancies in the filing date of a document, examiners should contact COG and advise them of the situation.

Note: Where there is conflicting evidence regarding the date of filing a document, the matter should be referred for determination to the Assistant General Manager (OEP). This may occur, for example, where a party has a receipt for filing a document with the Office, but the Office has no document on file and no record of receipt.