INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION THROUGH registry
—(1) Subject to the provisions of these Rules, an international application may be made through the Registry.
(2) The international application may be made only by any of the following persons:
a person who is a national of a State that is a Contracting Party;
a person who is a national of a State member of an inter-governmental organisation that is a Contracting Party;
a person who is domiciled in or has a habitual residence in the territory of a Contracting Party; or
a person who has a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in the territory of a Contracting Party.
(3) The Registrar shall not be required to transmit the international application to the International Bureau unless the international application is —
made in such form as may be required under the Common Regulations;
accompanied by payment of such fee as may be required under the Common Regulations for the filing of the international application; and
accompanied by payment to the Office of a transmittal fee of $150.
(4) The payment referred to in paragraph (3)(b) shall comply with —
such general requirements as may be specified in the practice directions issued by the Registrar; and
such other requirements as the Registrar may, in any particular case, specify in a written notice to the applicant.
(5) In this rule —
“Contracting Party” means any State or inter-governmental organisation which is a party to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement;
“territory of a Contracting Party” means —
where the Contracting Party is a State, the territory of that State; or
where the Contracting Party is an inter-governmental organisation, the territory in which the constituent treaty of that inter-governmental organisation applies.