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. Colour Drawings and Photographs

Date Published

A full description of an invention rarely requires the use of colour drawings or photographs. However, an applicant can rely on colour drawings or photographs, despite item schedule 3, item 11. The acceptability of such pages is generally a formality issue that is dealt with by COG, with there being an expectation that the applicant will file black and white drawings if it is at all possible. If colour is strictly necessary, the drawings or photographs will be stored as physical media.  Any queries regarding the acceptability (from a reprographics perspective) of colour drawings or photographs should be referred to COG.

See also 2.29.11 Drawings, Graphics and Photographs.

Note: Where colour is important to an invention, use of a standard colour reference chart (such as the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart) may be an alternative to using colour drawings or photographs.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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