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TIPO updates its streamlined patent application form and guides, which take effect on December 1, 2017

  • Date Posted:2018-01-17
TIPO updates its streamlined patent application form and guides, which take effect on December 1, 2017
TIPO updates its streamlined patent application form and guides, which take effect on December 1, 2017

To make patent application easier and the patent examination process even more efficient, TIPO has made changes to its patent application forms and relevant application guides, which took effect on December 1, 2017. Major changes include: only one copy of application documents (including the abstract or description, the claim, and the drawing of a patent) is required now; country name is required to be noted in front of the company name if the applicant is a foreign company; and requirements of the application number, the filing date, and the International Patent Classification (IPC) number or the Locarno Classification (LOC) number—information previously required on the cover page of an abstract or a description for patent application—are now removed, in response to the adoption of the online examination practice for patents.