Tribunal Patents Manual (online version)

Changes to the Tribunal Patents Manual

This section details the recent main changes to the manual.

September 2017 changes

Paragraph Update
Manual title Updated to Tribunal Patents Manual. References to Litigation section and staff updated to Tribunal section and staff throughout. Annexes and references updated accordingly
Chapter 17 Section 27 amendment of the specification after grant Transferred to RAPS Manual
Chapter 18 Section 29 offer to surrender of patents Transferred to RAPS Manual
Chapter 19 Section 47 application to cancel a licence of right entry Transferred to RAPS Manual
Chapter 24 Section 117 correction of errors Transferred to RAPS Manual
Chapter 28 Restorations Transferred to RAPS Manual
All chapters References to content deleted and transferred to RAPS Manual updated accordingly References to patents register updated.

October 2016 changes

Paragraph Update
Chapter 14 Clarification of procedure

September 2016 changes

Paragraph Update
Chapter 14 Clarification of procedure

June 2016 changes

Paragraph Update
Chapter 32 Clarification of procedure

March 2016 changes

Paragraph Update
Chapter 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 24, 26, 28, 30, 29 Clarification of procedure
Chapter 3, 25 Clarification of procedure and update of electronic process
Chapter 4 Clarification of procedures, update to letters and addition of annex 9
Chapter 5 Clarification of procedure with reference to Appointed Person (Designs) Rules 2015
Chapter 6 Clarification of electronic procedures with reference to Appointed Person (Designs) Rules 2015, Removal of Annex 1 and 2
Chapter 12 Clarification of procedure and addition of annex 1
Chapter 14 Clarification of procedure and addition of annex 4, 5 & 6
Chapter 15 Clarification of procedure to new design right rules relating to appeals to Appointed Person (Designs) Rules 2015
Chapter 16 Clarification of procedure and addition of annex 2
Chapter 21, 32 Clarification of procedure and update to letters
Chapter 22 Clarification of procedure and addition of annex 16
Chapter 23 Clarification of procedure and update of web links