PCT Notification of Incompatibility under 703(f) of AI Removed

On 24 March 2017, CIPO withdrew their notification of incompatibility that was submitted under Section 703(f) of the Administrative Instructions (AI) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on 7 April 2002. This notification was regarding CIPO’s inability, at the time, to receive electronic filings as set out in Section 703(b), items (ii) to (iv) of the AI (see PCT Gazette of 6 April 2017, page 65).

The present withdrawal of the notification is due to upgrades in CIPO's systems and CIPO's acceptance of packages prepared using the WIPO ePCT software. CIPO now accepts electronic filings of international applications that conform to the abovementioned items.

The PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities page on the WIPO website has been  updated to reflect the change.

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