B2B release notes

Schema version

Date

New service requests

1.7

2015-03-30

The enumeration value of “Further” was added to ApplyDesignCategoryEnum for supplying a response to a formalities report.

Schema updated:

  • IPB_DesignComponents
  • IPB_Enumerations

Actions modified:

  • ApplyDesignAction

1.6

2015-03-01

Patent request to restrict access to micro-organism deposits pre-national phase entry was modified. 
Support was added for PPH and PPH-PCT examinations.

Schema updated:

  • IPB_Enumerations
  • IPB_GeneralPatent
  • IPB_NounInclude
  • IPB_PatentComponents

Actions modified:
The following complex element types were added to PatentOtherSalesMatterAction:

  • PatentRequesttoRestructAccesstoMicrorganismDepositsAction
  • PatentInternationalRequestToRestrictAccessToMicroOrganismDepositsAction

The following enumerations were added to ExamPatentCategoryEnum

  • PPH
  • PPH-PCT

PresetReason was modified to allow free text by removing:

  • ExamPatentExpediteReasonEnum

1.5

2013-10-02

A GeneralFOIAction was added to replace individual FOI actions.
An action was added to IPB_GeneralTradeMark schema to make a payment of a 2nd part fee as requested by a designated country under the Madrid protocol. 
General Sales and Madrid were implemented 
An additional 47 actions became operable in this release, which required 17 amendments and two new complex types added to the structure of the schema.

Schema updated:

  • IPB_DesignComponents
  • IPB_GeneralDesign
  • IPB_GeneralOther
  • IPB_GeneralPatent
  • IPB_GeneralPBR
  • IPB_GeneralTradeMark
  • IPB_NounInclude
  • IPB_PatentComponents

The following actions (complex types) were added:

  • GeneralFOIAction ( IPB_GeneralOther.xsd)
  • TradeMarkMadridSecondPartFeeAction (IPB_GeneralTradeMark.xsd)

Modified Actions

  • PayIPRightFeeAction
  • PatentInternationalFileDemandAction
  • PatentRequestCertifiedDocumentCopyAction
  • PatentRequestUncertifiedDocumentCopyAction
  • PatentRequestSpecificationCopyAction
  • TradeMarkRequestCertifiedDocumentCopyAction
  • TradeMarkRequestUncertifiedDocumentCopyAction
  • TradeMarkIntentionToUseAction
  • TradeMarkMadridChangeApplicantNameAddressAction
  • TradeMarkMadridFullChangeOfOwnershipAction
  • TradeMarkMadridPartialChangeOfOwnershipAction
  • TradeMarkMadridRequestForLimitationAction
  • TradeMarkMadridResponseToIrregularitiesNoticeAction
  • TradeMarkMadridResponseUnableToCertifyAction
  • DesignsRequestCertifiedDocumentCopyAction
  • DesignsRequestUncertifiedDocumentCopyAction

Support implemented for the following operations:

  • PayITPAction
  • PayInvoiceAction
  • PayOtherItemAction
  • GeneralFOIRequestAction
  • GeneralSalesMatterAction
  • PatentInternationalPCTApplicationAction
  • PatentInternationalResponseToDefectAction
  • PatentInternationalResponseToOpinionAction  
  • PatentInternational92BisRequestAction
  • PatentInternationalWithdrawalAction
  • PatentInternationalOtherPCTCorrespondenceAction
  • PatentRequestFiledDocumentsAction
  • PatentOtherSalesMatterAction
  • DesignRequestFiledDocumentsAction
  • DesignRequestDuplicateCertificateAction
  • DesignOtherSalesMatterAction
  • PBRRequestFiledDocumentsAction
  • PBRRequestRegisterCopyAction
  • PBRRequestCertifiedCertificateAction
  • PBRReissueCertificateAction
  • PBROtherSalesMatterAction
  • TradeMarkMadridApplicationAction
  • TradeMarkMadridSubsequentDesignationAction
  • TradeMarkMadridIntentionToUseAction
  • TradeMarkMadridRenewalAction
  • TradeMarkMadridSecondPartFeeAction
  • TradeMarkMadridRenunciationAction
  • TradeMarkMadridFullCancellationAction
  • TradeMarkMadridPartialCancellationAction
  • TradeMarkMadridAppointmentOfRepresentativeAction
  • TradeMarkMadridChangeRepresentativeNameAddressAction
  • TradeMarkOtherMadridMatterAction
  • TradeMarkRequestCopyOfExamReportAction
  • TradeMarkRequestDuplicateCertificateAction
  • TradeMarkRequestDocumentsAvailableToPublicAction
  • TradeMarkOtherSalesMatterAction

 

1.4

2013-02-28

Added request to postpone acceptance
Added support for GeneralType - this included:

  • 28 actions for Patent
  • 36 actions for Design
  • 34 actions for PBR, and
  • 56 actions for TradeMark.

ForPatent
PatentAmendInventionDetailsAction
PatentCorrectApplicantNameAction
PatentChangeOfApplicantNameAction
PatentAmendApplicantAddressAction
PatentChangeAddressForServiceAction
PatentAmendmentInAnticipationOfExaminerReportAction
PatentVoluntaryAmendmentToTheSpecificationAction
PatentAssignmentAction
PatentAssignmentResponseAction
PatentRegisterLicenceAction
PatentRegisterMortgageAction
PatentWithdrawalAction
PatentOfferSurrenderAction
PatentPreliminarySearchAndOpinionAction
PatentConvertToInnovationAction
PatentConvertToProvisionalAction
PatentConvertToStandardAction
PatentLodgeEntitlementAction
PatentPostponeGrantAction
PatentStatusEnquiryAction
PatentFormalitiesResponseAction
PatentVoluntaryOpiAction
PatentOtherCorrespondenceAction
PatentResponseToExamReportAction
PatentResponseToExamAmendmentReportAction
PatentResponseToReExamReportAction
PatentPostoneAcceptanceAction
PatentDirectExaminationOfApplicationAction
PatentMatterAffectingValidityAction
PatentExtensionOfTimeOfficeErrorAction
PatentExtensionToServeEvidenceAction
PatentOtherExtensionOfTimeCorrespondenceAction
PatentExtensionOfTermAction
PatentLodgeNoticeOfOppositionAction
PatentSection112AdviceAction
PatentNotificationOfServiceAction
PatentDirectionCoOwnerAction
PatentDeterminationDisputeBetweenApplicantsAction
PatentDeclarationOfEligiblePersonAction
PatentDismissOppositionAction
PatentOppositionToProposedAmendmentsAction
PatentRequestCommissionerDiscretionaryPowerAction
PatentOtherOppositionMattersAction
PatentRequestHearingAction
PatentOtherHearingMattersAction
PatentCourtOrderedAmendmentsAction
PatentEOTCircumstancesBeyondControlForRenewalAction
PatentEOTErrorOrOmissionByPersonForRenewalAction

ForDesign
DesignAmendDesignDetailsAction
DesignAmendApplicantNameAction
DesignCorrectApplicantNameAction
DesignAmendApplicantAddressAction
DesignChangeAddressForServiceAction
DesignSupplyAdditionalRepresentationsAction
DesignFormalitiesResponseAction
DesignAssignmentAction
DesignRegisterLicenceAction
DesignRegisterMortgageAction
DesignTerminateDischargeInterestAction
DesignWithdrawApplicationAction
DesignWithdrawOtherRequestAction
DesignOfferSurrenderAction
DesignRequestExpeditedRegistrationExaminationAction
DesignLodgementStatusEnquiryAction
DesignRequestToPublishAction
DesignRequestToRegisterAction
DesignStatementNewnessDistinctivenessAction
DesignMaterialRelatingToNewnessDistinctivenessAction
DesignRegistrationExaminationStatusEnquiryAction
DesignSupplyPriorityDocumentAction
DesignOtherCorrespondenceAction
DesignResponseToExamReportAction
DesignExamOtherMatterAction
DesignExtensionOfTimeOfficeErrorAction
DesignOtherExtensionOfTimeCorrespondenceAction
DesignLodgeNoticeOfOppositionAction
DesignRevokeRegistrationAction
DesignRevokeEntitledPersonsAction
DesignRequestCommissionerDiscretionaryPowerAction
DesignOtherOppositionMattersAction
DesignRequestHearingAction
DesignOtherHearingMattersAction
DesignEOTErrorOrOmissionByPersonForRenewalAction
DesignEOTCircumstancesBeyondControlForRenewalAction

ForPBR
PBRAssignmentAction
PBRChangeQualifiedPersonsAction
PBRNominateQualifiedPersonsAction
PBRAmendApplicantNameAction
PBRCorrectApplicantNameAction
PBRAmendApplicantAddressAction
PBRChangeAddressForServiceAction
PBRChangeSynonymVariationAction
PBROtherAmendments
PBRPart2NewVarietyDescriptionAction
PBRConfirmationSubmissionPropagatingMaterialToGRCAction
PBRCertificationByQPAction
PBRQPStatementUniformityStabilityAction
PBRConfirmationSubmissionACRASpecimenAction
PBROverseasDescriptionsOrReportsAction
PBRRequestWithdrawalAction
PBRRequestSurrenderAction
PBRRequestRevocation508Action
PBRRequestRevocation509Action
PBROtherCorrespondenceAction
PBRRequestCertificateAction
PBRExamRequestCentralisedTestingCentreAction
PBRExamRequestDiscountFeeAction
PBRExamRequestOverseasAction
PBRExamRequestStandardAction
PBRResponseToExamReportAction
PBRPart2Description6ai
PBRPart2Description6aii
PBRPart2Description6ab
PBRPart2Description6c
PBRDeclarationEssentialDerivationAction
PBROppositionAction
PBROtherOppositionMatterAction
PBRObjectionAction

ForTradeMark
TradeMarkAmendGoodsAndServicesAction
TradeMarkAmendRepresentationsAction
TradeMarkAmendOtherDetailsAction
TradeMarkAmendApplicantNameAction
TradeMarkCorrectApplicantNameAction
TradeMarkAmendApplicantAddressAction
TradeMarkChangeAddressForServiceAction
TradeMarkAssignmentAction
TradeMarkRecordClaimedInterestAction
TradeMarkAmendClaimedInterestAction
TradeMarkCancelClaimedInterestAction
TradeMarkOtherClaimedInterestMatterAction
TradeMarkWithdrawApplicationAction
TradeMarkWithdrawOtherMatterAction
TradeMarkCancelRegistrationAction
TradeMarkFileCertificationRulesAction
TradeMarkOtherCertificationRulesCorrespondenceAction
TradeMarkLinkTradeMarkAction
TradeMarkTransformIRDAToNationalAction
TradeMarkReplaceIRDAWithNationalAction
TradeMarkOtherCorrespondenceAction
TradeMarkResponseToExamReportAction
TradeMarkDeferAcceptanceAction
TradeMarkRequestExpeditedExamAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeToDeferAcceptanceAction
TradeMarkEasyExtensionOfTimeForAcceptanceAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeForRegistrationAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeForAcceptanceAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeToFileIntentionToOpposeAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeToFileStatementGroundsParticularsAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeToFileEvidenceAction
TradeMarkExtensionOfTimeForOtherMatterAction
TradeMarkOtherExtensionOfTimeCorrespondenceAction
TradeMarkRemoveTradeMarkAction
TradeMarkOppositionToRegistrationAction
TradeMarkOppositionToRemovalForNonUseAction
TradeMarkOppositionToProposedAmendmentsAction
TradeMarkOppositionToExtensionOfTimeAction
TradeMarkWithdrawApplicationForRemovalAction
TradeMarkFileEvidenceAction
TradeMarkIntentionToDefendAction
TradeMarkFileStatementGroundsParticularsAction
TradeMarkRequestCoolingOffPeriodAction
TradeMarkWithdrawalOfOppositionAction
TradeMarkAmendmentDuringOppositionAction
TradeMarkOtherOppositionMatterAction
TradeMarkFileWrittenSubmissionNoFeeAction
TradeMarkFileWrittenSubmissionFeeAction
TradeMarkSuspendOppositionAction
TradeMarkRequestHearingOppositionToRegistrationAction
TradeMarkRequestHearingOppositionToRemovalNonUseAction
TradeMarkRequestHearingForOtherMatterAction
TradeMarkRequestHearingForExtensionOfTimeAction
TradeMarkOtherHearingsMatterAction
TradeMarkRequestDecisionAction
TradeMarkCourtMatterCorrespondenceAction

1.3

2012-12-20

Minor change to Patent examination action.

New Service Requests:

Minor change to Patent examination action. 
Add Entitlement element for ExamPatentActionType
Add elements to PatentComponents: (AddPreliminarySearchAndOpinion, Entitlement and AddPreliminarySearchAndOpinion)

 

1.2

2012-11-14

Refinements and corrections were added to a number of schema.

Schema updated:
IPB_ApplyPatent

Additional fixed strings for entitlements (EntGrantApplicant, EntNPEGrantApplicant, EntBasicApplication, EntNPEBasicApplication, EntBTreatyMicrodeposit)
A number of entitlements made optional (NPEEntitlements, AdditionEntitlements, NPEEarlierNotFirst, EntBasicNotFirst, EntitlementFromInventor)
New optional element (EntitlementGrantApplicant) added to PatentApplicant
Optional element (EntNPEGrantApplicant) added to NPEEntitlements
Optional element (EntBTreatyMicrodeposit) added to MicroOrganismDepositType
BasicConventionDetails changed with BasicEntitlementApplicants made optional and new element added (EntBasicApplication)
BasicConventionApplicationDetails element in RelatedApplications for NPE applications has been replaced by new complex type (BasicNPEConventionApplicationDetails)

 

1.1

2012-10-09

Refinements and corrections were added to a number of schema.

Schema updated:

  • IPB_DesignComponents
  • IPB_Entitlements.xsd
  • IPBEnumerations.xsd
  • IPB_ExamPatent.xsd
  • IPB_GlobalBase.xsd
  • IPB_NounInclude.xsd
  • IPB_PatentComponents.xsd
  • IPB_PBRComponents.xsd
  • IPB_TradeMarkComponents.xsd

The complex type “Designers” replaces the element “Designer” for IPB_DesignComponents.xsd for the following action:

  • "SingleDesignType"

“Designer” is added as mandatory element in “Designers”.
Complex type “AdditionalRequests” changed so that the following elements are a choice, rather than a sequence, allowing only one to be selected for a request:

  • “RequestDesignRegistered”
  • “RequestDesignPublished”
  • “RequestDesignRegisteredAndExamined”

The following element names in IPB_Entitlements.xsd, IPB_GlobalBase.xsd and IPB_ExamPatent.xsd changed:
"EntProvisionalApplicant"  →  "EntIsProvisionalApplicant"
"EntProvisionalFromApplicant”  →  "EntFromProvisionalApplicant
"EntDivisionalApplicant"  →  "EntIsDivisionalApplicant"
"EntDivisionalFromApplicant  →  "EntFromDivisionalApplicant”
"EntBasicApplicant”   →  "EntIsBasicApplicant"
"EntBasicFromApplicant"  →              "EntFromBasicApplicant"
"EntAdditionApplicant"  →  "EntIsAdditionApplicant"
"EntAdditionFromApplicant  →  "EntFromAdditionApplicant
"EntMicroDepositor  →  "EntIsMicroDepositor"
"EntMicroFromDepositor  →  "EntFromMicroDepositor”
In IPB_TradeMarkComponents.xsd, in the complex type "TMTranslation" the following elements have name changes:

  • "englishTranslation"  →  "EnglishTranslation"
  • “languageUsed”  →  “LanguageUsed”

and the following element was added:

  • "NonEnglishWords"

In IPB_TradeMarkComponents.xsd, in the complex type "TMTransliteration", the following elements have name changes:

  • "englishTranslation"  →  "EnglishTranslation"
  • "transliteratedText”  →  "TransliteratedText"

and the following element was added:

  • "LanguageUsed"

The following optional element was added to “ExamPatentActionType”:

  • “ReExamReason”

The fixed attribute ”true” was added to the following elements:

  • “DocumentIndicatorOfCertifiedCopy”
  • “EnglishTranslationProvided”
  • “TMGoodsServicePickListIndicator”

The following optional element was added to “TradeMarkSeriesSequence”:

  • “TradeMarkOtherSign”

The following element was added to “TMTransliteration”:

  • “LanguageUsed”

The fixed string for the element “PBRRequestPetition” was changed.
The complex type “PatentInventors” replaces the element “Inventor” for the following actions:

  • “PatentApplyBase”
  • “PatentProvApplyBase”

“Inventor” is added as mandatory element in “PatentInventors”.
The complex type “Breeders” replaces the element “Breeders” under “BreederType”.
The element “NameAndAddress” replaces the element “Name” under “BreederType”.
“NPEEntitlements” is now mandatory in “NPEPCTDetailsType”.
New complex type, “TMConventionGoodsServicesClassType” replaces the element “TMGoodsServicesClassType” in the IPB_TradeMarkComponents.xsd schema.
Unbounded attribute added to element “IPRightIdentifier” in “TMDefensiveEvidence”

 

1.0

2012-09-11

Support provided for:
Renewals - IP rights (Renewals V1.1)
ForPatent
Apply for innovation patent
Apply for standard patent
Apply for National Phase Entry patent
Apply for provisional patent
Examine patent
ForDesigns
Apply for design
Examine design
ForPBR
Apply for PBR
ForTradeMark
Apply for trade mark
Register trade mark
ForAll
Renew IP right

Last updated: 
5 April 2016