37 CFR 1.414 - The United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Designated Office or Elected Office.

§ 1.414 The United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Designated Office or Elected Office.

(a) The United States Patent and Trademark Office will act as a Designated Office or Elected Office for international applications in which the United States of America has been designated or elected as a State in which patent protection is desired.

(b) The United States Patent and Trademark Office, when acting as a Designated Office or Elected Office during international processing will be identified by the full title “United States Designated Office” or by the abbreviation “DO/US” or by the full title “United States Elected Office” or by the abbreviation “EO/US”.

(c) The major functions of the United States Designated Office or Elected Office in respect to international applications in which the United States of America has been designated or elected, include:

(1) Receiving various notifications throughout the international stage and

(2) National stage processing for international applications entering the national stage under 35 U.S.C. 371.

[ 52 FR 20047, May 28, 1987, as amended at 77 FR 48823, Aug. 14, 2012]

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U.S. Code: Title 35 - PATENTS

Title 37 published on 05-Jun-2018 04:18

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR Part 1 after this date.

  • 2018-01-19; vol. 83 # 13 - Friday, January 19, 2018
    1. 83 FR 2759 - Changes To Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Notice of proposed rulemaking.
      Written comments must be received on or before February 20, 2018.
      37 CFR Parts 1 and 42

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