TMEP 1902.08(d): IB Requirements for Subsequent Designation

This is the October 2015 Edition of the TMEP

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1902.08(d)    IB Requirements for Subsequent Designation

The requirements for a subsequent designation are set forth in Article 3ter and Common Reg. 24. If the subsequent designation meets the minimum requirements for a date of receipt set forth in 37 C.F.R. §7.21(b) (see TMEP §1902.08(a)), the USPTO will forward the subsequent designation to the IB. The USPTO will not examine it to determine whether it is complete. The IB will examine it for completeness.

If the subsequent designation meets the applicable requirements, the IB will record it in the International Register and notify the holder and the Offices of the designated Contracting Parties. The IB will also notify the USPTO, if the subsequent designation was submitted through the USPTO. Common Reg. 24(8).