Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Date of a Patent Where an Extension of Time is Granted to Claim Priority

Date Published

Where an extension of time under section 223 is granted to extend the period for filing a complete application associated with a provisional application, or for filing a convention application, the date of the patent will be the end of the 12-month period for filing an associated application or filing a convention application - not the date on which the application was actually filed.  See regulation 6.3(9)-(11), respectively.

For such cases the due date for payment of continuation/renewal fees is not the anniversary of the date of actually filing the application - rather it is the anniversary of when the application should have been filed.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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