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Survey on the Use of WIPO Standards

WIPO Standard ST.1: Minimum data elements required to uniquely identify a patent document

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.2: Manner for designating calendar dates

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.3: Two-letter codes for the representation of states, other entities and organizations

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.6: Numbering of published patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.8: IPC symbols on machine-readable records

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.9: Bibliographic data on and relating to patents and SPCs

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.10: Published patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

The standard consists of links to other WIPO standards, nothing to implement. 

WIPO Standard ST.10/A: Format of patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.10/B: Layout of bibliographic data components

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

Bar code is not used on the first page of published patent documents

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.10/C: Presentation of bibliographic data components

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.10/D: Physical characteristics of patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. Paper publications are discontinued by EAPO.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.11:  Minimum of indexes to be inserted in patent gazettes

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

Page-based version of patent gazette is published electronically as single PDF file.

WIPO Standard ST.12: Preparation of abstracts of patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. The standard consists of links to other WIPO standards, nothing to implement.

4. Comments (optional)

 

WIPO Standard ST.12/A: Abstracts of patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO does not prepare abstracts of patent documents. We publish abstracts filed by applicants and prepared on the basis of EAPO Patent Regulations and other regulatory acts.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.12/B: Categorized patent abstract

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO legislation does not require categorized abstracts.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.12/C: Physical characteristics of separately published abstracts

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO does not offer separate publication of abstracts.

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.13: Numbering of applications for IPRs

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

The EAPO application numbering system:

  • does not use type of industrial property right designation as we deal with patent applications only
  • uses 5 digits for serial number, not 9

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.14: References cited in patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.15: Titles of inventions in patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO does not prepare titles of patent documents. We publish titles provided by applicants and prepared on the basis of EAPO Patent Regulations and other regulatory acts.

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.16: Identification of different kinds of patent documents 

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.17: Coding of headings of announcements made in official gazettes

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

ST.17 codes are used for both

WIPO Standard ST.18: Patent gazettes and other patent announcement journals

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.19: Indexes issued by IPO

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. The publication of quarterly and yearly indexes is discontinued by EAPO as soon as this fuctionality is extensively covered by search capabilities of EAPO publication server and EAPATIS search and retrieval system.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.20: Name indexes to patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

The publication of separate name indexes is discontinued by EAPO as soon as this fuctionality is extensively covered by search capabilities of EAPO publication server and EAPATIS search and retrieval system. Nevertheless, the page-based version of EAPO patent gazette published electronically as single PDF file does contain name indexes that are in line with WIPO Standard ST.20.

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.21: Reduction of volume of priority documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated, alternatively EAPO uses WIPO DAS for the electronic exchange of priority documents.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.22: Authoring of patent applications for the purpose of OCR

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

We promote the use of this standard by our applicants, many of its recommendations are the part of EAPO regulations. The software currently used for OCR in EAPO is capable to handle the most of the quality issues occurring in patent applications that we receive.

WIPO Standard ST.25: Presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.26: Presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings using XML

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

Yes. EAPO will be ready to use this standard by the the transition date January 1, 2022 provided that the authoring/validation/display tool is available by that date.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.27: Recommendation for the Exchange of Patent Legal Status Data

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

The EAPO has prepared a mapping table for EA regional events (detailed events level) and reviewed some of the reported events for better compliance with the standard. We will be able to complete the implementation when the XML coding is adopted by the CWS.

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.31: Character sets for the exchange of patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.32: Markup of patent documents using SGML

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated.

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.33: Data exchange of facsimile information of patent documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated.

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.34: Recording of application numbers in electronic form

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated as it is not compatible with ST.13

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.35: Data exchange of mixed-mode published patent information on MMMT

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated.

4. Comments (optional)

EAPO still produces databases based on Mimosa/GTI format (mixed-mode format), but the underlying data is now XML, not SGML

WIPO Standard ST.36: Processing of patent information using XML

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.37: Recommendation for an Authority File of Published Patent Documents

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

Yes. EAPO has all data required by this standard available in our internal databases. We intend to implement the standard, but no specific date is set.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.40: Facsimile images of patent documents available on CD-ROM

1.  Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. We consider this standard to be outdated. We use ST.36 XML to mark up facsimile pages.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.50: Corrections, alterations and supplements relating to patent information

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.60: Bibliographic data relating to marks

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.62: Standard abbreviation for “Vienna Classification”

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)


WIPO Standard ST.63: Content and layout of trademark gazettes

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.64: Search files for trademark search

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.66: Processing of trademark information using XML

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.67: Electronic management of the figurative elements of trademarks

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.68: Electronic management of sound marks

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

 No plans to implement. EAPO activities do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

 WIPO Standard ST.80: Bibliographic data relating to industrial designs

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

EAPO activities currently do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.81: Content and layout of industrial designs gazettes

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

EAPO activities currently do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

 WIPO Standard ST.86: Processing of industrial design information using XML

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

EAPO activities currently do not cover this IP subject matter.

4. Comments (optional)

WIPO Standard ST.87: The exchange of industrial design legal status data 

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

4. Comments (optional)

 WIPO Standard ST.96: Processing of Industrial Property information using XML

1. Is the Standard implemented in your Office's/Organization's practice? (Please choose one of the options below)

  • Completely
  • Partly
  • Not Implemented

2. If the answer was "Partly", please explain your Office's/Organization's practice briefly:

3. If the answer was "Not Implemented", does your Office/Organization plan to implement the Standard?

Implementation is planned for 2020. Currently ST.36 is used for the publication purposes in EAPO.

4. Comments (optional)