37 CFR 1.1012: Applicant’s Contracting Party

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020

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1.1012    Applicant’s Contracting Party.

In order to file an international design application through the United States Patent and Trademark Office as an office of indirect filing, the United States must be applicant’s Contracting Party (Articles 4 and 1(xiv)).

[Added, 80 FR 17918, Apr. 2, 2015, effective May 13, 2015]