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Rule 92bis allows for the recording of changes in the person, name, residence, nationality or address of the applicant during the international phase. Similarly, changes to the person, name or address of the agent may also be recorded. The International Bureau will provide notification of such changes and, where possible, the changes will be reflected in the front page of the pamphlet.

All such notifications are effective in the national phase, including applicant name or person changes. Rule 92bis changes are usually processed by COG.  However, prior to acceptance, examiners should check the file for any unrecorded Rule 92bis amendment and contact COG if appropriate.

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