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SPAIN Patent Regulations

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SPAIN

Patent Regulations

as amended on February 2, 1996
ENTRY INTO FORCE: March 9, 1996

PART 1 On Patents of Invention

CHAPTER 1 On Patent Applications

Rule 1./ Rule 2. Place of filing/ Rule 3. Method of filing/ Rule 4. Application requirements/ Rule 5. Content of the description/ Rule 6. Conditions for public access to microorganism cultures/ Rule 7. Form and content of claims/ Rule 8./ Rule 9. Drawings/ Rule 10. Abstract of the invention/ Rule 11. General provisions governing the presentation of application documents/ Rule 12. Prohibited matter/ Rule 13. Priority

CHAPTER 2 On the Procedure for Grants

Section 1 General procedure for grants

Rule 14. Filing date/ Rule 15. Approval for processing/ Rule 16. Secret patents/ Rule 17. Examination/ Rule 18. Office actions/ Rule 19. Designation of the inventor/ Rule 20. Exhibitions/ Rule 21. Priority examination/ Rule 22./ Rule 23. Rejection/ Rule 24. Publication of the rejection

Section 2 Report on the state of the art

Rule 25. Commencement/ Rule 26. Publication of the application/ Rule 27. Request for the report on the state of the art/ Rule 28. Rejection due to insufficient clarity in the description/ Rule 29. Preparation of the report on the state of the art/ Rule 30. Observations on the report on the state of the art/ Rule 31. Grant of the patent/ Rule 32. Brochure of the patent

CHAPTER 3 General Provisions relating to Procedure

Rule 33. Corrections/ Rule 34. Divisional applications/ Rule 35. Change of modality/ Rule 36. Terms

CHAPTER 4 Working of the Patent and Compulsory Licences

Rule 37. Working certificate/ Rule 38. Bonds/ Rule 39. Lapse through non-working/ Rule 40.

PART 2 Utility Models

Rule 41. Application/ Rule 42. Ex-official examination/ Rule 43./ Rule 44. Publication of the application/ Rule 45. Oppositions/ Rule 46. Decision/ Rule 47. Publication/ Rule 48.

PART 3 The Patent Registry and Recordal of Transfers

CHAPTER 1 The Patent Registry

Rule 49. Registrable data/ Rule 50. Other registrable data/ Rule 51. Recordal of acts up to publication of the application/ Rule 52. Form of recordal/ Rule 53. Public consultation of official files/ Rule 54. Public consultation of official files prior to publication of the application/ Rule 55. Limitations on the public consultation of official files

CHAPTER 2 Record of Transfers

Rule 56. Transferability/ Rule 57. Application for record/ Rule 58. Recordal procedure

PART 4 Agents and Representatives

Rule 59./ Rule 60./ Rule 61./ Rule 62./ Rule 63./ Rule 64./ Rule 65./ Rule 66./ Rule 67./ Rule 68./ Rule 69./ Rule 70./ Rule 71. / Rule 72./ Rule 73./ Rule 74./ Rule 75.

PART 5 Fees

Rule 76./ Rule 77./ Rule 78./ Rule 79./ Rule 80./ Rule 81./ Rule 82.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

FINAL PROVISIONS

REPEAL PROVISION

[Last updated 1 April 2004]