2.20.2 Classification

Date Published

All published PCT applications will have been classified or indexed by an ISA. The allocated IPC marks will appear on the ‘Indexing and Formalities 2’ screen in PAMS. These applications are not subjected to re-classification when entering the national phase, or when lapsing due to failure to enter the national phase. Where there is a missing or no recognised valid IPC mark(s) provided, COG will generate an indexing task to be completed by the relevant examination section.

Where the allocated IPC mark(s) are clearly incorrect, examiners must re-classify the application following the procedures outlined in 5.9.4 Re-Indexing Applications.