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EFIS 43, April 2018 : Intellectual Property

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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has amended the above-mentioned forms and created a new PF34 form to reflect changes which the Patents and Patent Fees (Amendment) Rules 2017 will introduce on 6th April.

Subscribers to this range can obtain more detailed information by following the link below to:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-patents-fees-coming-into-force-on-6-april-2018/new-patent-fees-guidance-for-business

The IPO has amended the search fee on PF9A and added a new section to allow the applicant to declare the number of claims in an application.

The IPO has amended the fee for a substantive examination on PF10 and added a new section to cater for the number of pages of description in an application.

PF15 has also been added to the range and some tick boxes have been added to PF21 to improve the clarity of PF21.

PF34 is a new form which reflects changes made by the new 2017 Rules which the IPO has introduced to collect the grant fee which consists of any outstanding excess claims or fees for pages.

These latest versions of F9A, PF10, PF21 and the new PF15 and PF34 forms should be used for applications which are submitted on and after 6th April.

For details of field amendments please go to: www.oyezforms.co.uk/fieldchanges

Forms affected

PF9A Request for search New/Amended
PF10 Request for a Substantive Examination New/Amended
PF21 Application to record a change of ownership or give notice of rights acquired in a patent or patent application New/Amended
PF34 Grant fee for patent application New/Amended
PF15 Notice of opposition New/Amended

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