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OAPI PATENTS - JAH CO.IP
OAPI PATENTS

FILING REQUIREMENTS

NON PCT APPLICATION

1. Power of attorney, simply signed.

2. Specification and abstract in English or French in triplicate.

3. 3 sets of formal drawings.

4. Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified.

5. Original or certified copy of deed of assignment.

 

PCT APPLICATION

(i)  Power of Attorney (simply signed) – can be late filed within 3 months of notification;

(ii) Specification, claims, drawings, and abstract in English or French – required on the day of filing;

(iii) Assignment of Priority Rights – can be late filed within 6 months;

(iv)Copy of PCT International advertisement – required on day of filing;

(v) Copy of International Search Report – can be late filed, no set deadline; and

(vi)Copy of International Preliminary Examination Report – can be late filed, no set deadline.

 

SEARCH OPTIONS

There are search options available for official search as long as they are granted and published in the official gazette.

 

GRACE PERIOD

6 MONTHS grace period with surcharge for late payment of fees.

ANNUITIES

Also note that annuity fees are payable on pending applications from the anniversary of filing.