2007 Rule 66a

66A. Amendment of international application before grant1

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(1) This rule applies to an international application for a patent (UK) which has begun the national phase of the application.

(2) The period within which an applicant may amend his application under section 19(1) is as follows.

(3) Where during the international phase of the application, the International Searching Authority has sent to the applicant the International Search Report relating to the invention, the period within which the applicant may amend his application is the period beginning with the date on which the national phase of the application begins and ending with the date on which the comptroller sends the applicant the first substantive examination report.

(4) Where during the international phase of the application, the International Searching Authority has not sent to the applicant the International Search Report relating to the invention, the period during which the applicant may amend his application is the first to commence of—

  • (a)the period prescribed by rule 31(3); and
  • (b)the period beginning with the date on which the International Searching Authority sends the International Search Report to the applicant and ending with the date on which the comptroller sends the applicant the first substantive examination report.
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