Excerpt from the Preface (Prof. D. Gervais):The last chapter of Part III presents the PCT: the poster child for internationally integrated application systems for intellectual property that can or must be registered with or granted by governmental authorities, given that intellectual property rights are largely territorial in nature. One of the world’s foremost expert on the PCT, Dr Cees Mulder presents the PCT: its history, structure and its principal features (process and procedures). While formal harmonization of substantive patent law has been an elusive target, much progress has been made on the administrative side as the PCT and instruments adopted since (including the PLT)amply demonstrate. The chapter presents a complete picture of the PCT application, examination and publication process, one of the very few publications to do so comprehensively.
|Title of host publication||International intellectual property. A handbook of contemporary research|
|Place of Publication||Northampton MA - USA|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|