37 CFR 1.491 - National stage commencement, entry, and fulfillment.

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§ 1.491 National stage commencement, entry, and fulfillment.

(a) Subject to 35 U.S.C. 371(f), the national stage shall commence with the expiration of the applicable time limit under PCT Article 22 (1) or (2), or under PCT Article 39(1)(a).

(b) An international application enters the national stage when the applicant has filed the documents and fees required by 35 U.S.C. 371(c)(1) and (c)(2) within the period set in § 1.495.

(c) An international application fulfills the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 371 when the national stage has commenced under 35 U.S.C. 371(b) or (f) and all applicable requirements of 35 U.S.C. 371 have been satisfied.

[ 67 FR 523, Jan. 4, 2002, as amended at 77 FR 48823, Aug. 14, 2012]

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U.S. Code: Title 35 - PATENTS

Title 37 published on 20-Dec-2017 04:15

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

  • 2017-11-14; vol. 82 # 218 - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    1. 82 FR 52780 - Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Patent and Trademark Office
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective on January 16, 2018. The changes to § 1.18(b)(1) shall apply to those international design applications under the Hague Agreement having a date of international registration on or after January 16, 2018.
      37 CFR Parts 1, 41, and 42