Article 34 Amendments Concerning Section 6(c) Information

Date Published

Section 6(c) information can be inserted into the description of a PCT application under Article 34 (see Article 34 Amendments). These amendments are taken to have been made on the date when they were filed (Rule 66.3). If this date is on or after the OPI date of the application, examiners must report that:

  • although the deposit details were inserted under Article 34, and these details are taken to have been inserted into the specification, they were inserted outside the period prescribed under reg 1.5; and
  • the deposit details cannot be relied on for the purposes of sec 40, unless an extension of time under sec 223 is granted.