Rule 17

1. [Request for Recordation of a License]
a) Where a license in respect of an application or patent may be recorded under the applicable law, the Contracting Party shall accept that a request for recordation of that license be made in a communication signed by the licensor or the licensee and containing the following indications:
(i) an indication to the effect that a recordation of a license is requested;
(ii) the number of the application or patent concerned;
(iii) the name and address of the licensor;
(iv) the name and address of the licensee;
(v) an indication of whether the license is an exclusive license or a non-exclusive license;
(vi) the name of a State of which the licensee is a national if he is the national of any State, the name of a State in which the licensee has his domicile, if any, and the name of a State in which the licensee has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment, if any.
b) A Contracting Party may require that the request contain:
(i) a statement that the information contained in the request is true and correct;
(ii) information relating to any government interest by that Contracting Party;
(iii) information relating to the registration of the license, where registration is compulsory under the applicable law;
(iv) the date of the license and its duration.


2. [Documentation of the Basis of the License]
a) Where the license is a freely concluded agreement, a Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied, at the option of the requesting party, by one of the following:
(i) a copy of the agreement, which copy may be required to be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office, as being in conformity with the original agreement;
(ii) an extract of the agreement consisting of those portions of that agreement which show the rights licensed and their extent, which extract may be required to be certified, at the option of the requesting party, by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office, as being a true extract of the agreement.
b) A Contracting Party may require, where the license is a freely concluded agreement, that any applicant, owner, exclusive licensee, co-applicant, co-owner or co-exclusive licensee who is not party to that agreement give his consent to the recordation of the agreement in a communication to the Office.
c) Where the license is not a freely concluded agreement, for example, it results from operation of law or a court decision, a Contracting Party may require that the request be accompanied by a copy of a document evidencing the license. A Contracting Party may also require that the copy be certified as being in conformity with the original document, at the option of the requesting party, by the authority which issued the document or by a notary public or any other competent public authority or, where permitted under the applicable law, by a representative having the right to practice before the Office.


3. [Translation] A Contracting Party may require a translation of any document filed under paragraph 2 that is not in a language accepted by the Office.


4. [Fees] A Contracting Party may require that a fee be paid in respect of a request referred to in paragraph 1.


5. [Single Request] Rule 16(5) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for recordation of a license.


6. [Evidence] Rule 16(6) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for recordation of a license.


7. [Prohibition of Other Requirements] No Contracting Party may require that formal requirements other than those referred to in paragraphs 1 to 6 be complied with in respect of the request referred to in paragraph 1, except where otherwise provided for by the Treaty or prescribed in these Regulations.


8. [Notification; Non-Compliance with Requirements] Rule 15(6) and (7) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, where one or more of the requirements applied under paragraphs 1 to 5 are not complied with, or where evidence, or further evidence, is required under paragraph 6.


9. [Request for Recordation of a Security Interest or Cancellation of the Recordation of a License or a Security Interest] Paragraphs 1 to 8 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to requests for:
(i) recordation of a security interest in respect of an application or patent;
(ii) cancellation of the recordation of a license or a security interest in respect of an application or patent.