2007 Rule 66

66. Beginning of national phase

Rule 65 | Index | Rule 66A

(1) The prescribed period for the purposes of section 89A(3)(a) and (5)(a) is thirty one months beginning immediately after1-

  • (a) where there is no declared priority date, the date of filing of the application;
  • (b) where there is a declared priority date, that date.

[Extendable under Rules 108(2) or 108(3): Schedule 4, part 2]

(2) But where the applicant has been notified under rule 69(5), the period prescribed for the purposes of section 89A(3)(a) and (5)(a) is three months beginning immediately after2 the date of the notification.
[Extendable under Rules 108(2) or 108(3): Schedule 4, part 2]

(3) Where an international application for a patent (UK) has begun the national phase, a request for permission to make a late declaration may be made under section 5(2B) before the end of the period of one month beginning immediately after3 the date the national phase of the application begins.
[Not extendable: Schedule 4, part 1].

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