July 2020 - AP: Change in publication/application/priority number

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July 2020 - AP: Change in publication/application/priority number

Post by EPO / Patent Data Services » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:21 am

Please be informed that publication/application/priority numbers for the authority code ‘AP’ (ARIPO - African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) published after 2000 have been corrected.

The EPO has received a complete backfile from ARIPO including titles and abstracts. In order to process this data, the numbers already present in the database had to be corrected.

The correction had an impact on approximately 15 000 documents. Both publication and application/priority numbers are affected.

The change consists in adding the leading zero after the elements CCYY.

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