Archived — Rules Amending the Patent Rules — Sequence Listing Requirement for Patent Applications filed in Canada under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Notice is hereby given that the Governor in Council has approved an amendment to the Patent Rules pertaining to the sequence listing requirement for patent applications filed in Canada under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The amendment came into force on March 30, 2004 — the day on which the amendment was registered.

This amendment ensures that the patent rights of patent applicants filing certain biotechnology-related inventions are not at risk for failure to provide a sequence listing, without first having received a notification from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and being provided with the opportunity to comply within a prescribed period of time.

The amendment cited above was published in Part II of the Canada Gazette on April 21, 2004.

You may obtain a paper copy of the Canada Gazette, Part II (Vol. 138, No. 8, SOR/2004-67) by contacting:
Canadian Government Publishing
Communication Canada
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0S9
Telephone 1-800-661-2868

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