July 2019: UA - Change of number format

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July 2019: UA - Change of number format

Post by EPO / Patent Data Services » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:28 am

Please be informed of a change of number format in applications and priorities with authority code ‘UA’ (Ukraine).

This change combines two actions on the application number format:
1) complete collection : application number will be prefixed by letter ‘A’ or ‘U’ – representing the application kind code as it is maintained by the Ukraine patent office
2) applications with a number from 2005010 (nnn) onwards : application number will be compressed from ccyy0nnnnn into ccyynnnnn – by removing one embedded zero

This had an impact on:
• approx. 185.000 applications with authority code ‘UA’ – triggered by the correction of the application numbers
• approx. 8.000 applications for a variety of authority codes – triggered by the correction of the priority numbers

Examples:

Old format -> New format
UA 3731042 A -> UA A3731042 A
UA 200500245 A -> UA A200500245 A
UA 95042050 U -> UA U95042050 U
UA 20041211033 U -> UA U20041211033 U

Prefixing the number with a letter representing the kind code as maintained by the UA office is necessary in order to accommodate scenarios like the ones below:

Provided by the UA office -> Representation in the EPO master database (Publication / Application)
UA 70575 U / UA A201110619 -> UA 70575 U / UA A201110619 U
UA 118006 C2 / UA U201609884 -> UA 118006 C2 / UA U201609884 A

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