3.1
Annex I: EPC-PCT concordance table 

Articles

 

 

EPC

PCT

Comments

Art. 52(2) EPC

Rule 39.1 PCT,
Rule 67.1 PCT

 

Art. 52(3) EPC Art. 52(4) EPC

Rule 39.1 PCT,
Rule 67.1 PCT

 

Art. 53(a) EPC

Rule 9.1(i) PCT,
Rule 9.1(ii) PCT

 

Art. 53(b) EPC

Rule 39.1(ii) PCT,
Rule 67.1(ii) PCT

 

Art. 53(c) EPC

Rule 39.1 PCT,
Rule 67.1 PCT

 

Art. 54(1) EPC

Art. 33(2) PCT

 

Art. 54(2) EPC

Rule 64.2 PCT (prior use), Rule 33.1(a), (b) and (c) PCT

prior use, except that there is no provision for purely oral disclosure

Art. 54(3) EPC

Rule 64.3 PCT,
Rule 70.10 PCT

intermediate/conflicting documents

Art. 55 EPC

Art. 27(5) PCT,
Art. 27(6) PCT, Rule 4.17(v) PCT, Rule 51bis.1(a)(v) PCT

 

Art. 56 EPC

Art. 33(3) PCT

 

Art. 57 EPC

Art. 33(4) PCT

 

Art. 67(1) EPC

Art. 29(1) PCT

 

Art. 67(2) EPC

Art. 29(1) PCT

 

Art. 67(3) EPC

Art. 29(2) PCT

 

Art. 69 EPC

Art. 29(1) PCT,
Art. 29(2) PCT

 

Art. 76 EPC

No equivalent

 

Art. 82 EPC

Rule 13.1 PCT

 

Art. 83 EPC

Art. 5 PCT

 

Art. 84 EPC

Art. 6 PCT

 

Art. 87 EPC

Art. 8 PCT

 

Art. 88 EPC

Art. 8 PCT

 

Art. 89 EPC

Rule 64.1(b) PCT

 

Art. 122(1) EPC

Rule 26bis.3 PCT,
Rule 49ter.2 PCT

 

Art. 123(2) EPC

Art. 19(2) PCT, Art. 34(2)(b) PCT

 

Art. 128(1) EPC

Art. 30 PCT

unpublished applications not available for inspection

Art. 128(4) EPC

Rule 94 PCT

designated and elected Offices may allow access to files of international applications (EPO as elected Office allows access to preliminary examination files after completion of the IPER, OJ EPO 2003, 382)

No equivalent

Art. 28(1) PCT,
Art. 41(1) PCT

 

Rules

 

 

EPC

PCT

Comments

Rule 30 EPC

Rule 13bis PCT

 

Rule 31 EPC

Rule 13bis PCT

 

Rule 32 EPC

Rule 13bis PCT

 

Rule 33 EPC

Rule 13bis PCT

 

Rule 34 EPC

Rule 13bis PCT

 

Rule 42(1) EPC

Rule 5.1(a) PCT

 

Rule 42(2) EPC

Rule 5.1(b) PCT

 

Rule 43(1) EPC

Rule 6.3(a) PCT

 

Rule 43(1)(a) EPC

Rule 6.3(b)(i) PCT

 

Rule 43(1)(b) EPC

Rule 6.3(b)(ii) PCT

 

Rule 43(4) EPC

Rule 6.4(a) (part), (b) and (c) PCT

 

Rule 43(5) EPC

Rule 6.1(a) PCT,
Rule 6.1(b) PCT

 

Rule 43(6) EPC

Rule 6.2(a) PCT

 

Rule 43(7) EPC

Rule 6.2(b) PCT

 

Rule 44(1) EPC

Rule 13.2 PCT

 

Rule 44(2) EPC

Rule 13.3 PCT

 

Rule 46 EPC

Rule 11.6(c) PCT,
Rule 11.11 PCT,
Rule 11.13 PCT

 

Rule 46(2)(i) EPC

Rule 11.13(l) and (m) PCT

 

Rule 46(2)(j) EPC

Rule 11.11 PCT

 

Rule 48 EPC

Rule 9.1(i) - (iv) PCT

 

Rule 49(9) EPC

Rule 11.10 PCT

 

Rule 49(10) EPC

Rule 10.1(a), (b), (d) and (e) PCT

 

Rule 49(11) EPC

Rule 10.2 PCT

 

Rule 134(5) EPC

Rule 82quater PCT

 

Rule 136 EPC

Rule 26bis.3 PCT,
Rule 49ter.2 PCT

 

Rule 137(2) EPC

Art. 19(1) PCT, Art. 34(2)(b) PCT, Rule 66.4 PCT

 

Rule 137(3) EPC

Art. 34(2)(b) PCT, Rule 66.3(a) PCT, Rule 66.4 PCT, Rule 66.4bis PCT

 

No equivalent

Art. 7(2)(ii) PCT,
Rule 7 PCT

 

No equivalent

Rule 65.1 PCT

derives from practice

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