PCT rule changes from 1 July 2009

New IP Regulations will amend the Patents Regulations 1991 from 1 July to update the English text of the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT Rules) to reflect the changes that were agreed to at the PCT Union meeting of September 2008.

They will also align the various requirements for declarations in the designs, patents and trade marks legislation in accordance with current government recommendations and make a number of minor typographical corrections.