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An application may only be withdrawn following a request in writing signed by the applicant or each joint applicant. There is no prescribed form and no fee is payable. A letter from the patent attorney nominated in the address for service, stating that the application is withdrawn, or requesting its withdrawal, is sufficient. However, the patent attorney must sign the letter. The name of the firm of patent attorneys is not sufficient.

A person signing a request to withdraw an application must ensure that they have the authority to do so.  This is particularly important where there are multiple applicants.

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