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9.20 The applicant may provide a “certified” copy of a granted patent. This may be a copy of the granted patent which is accompanied by a signed certificate from the prescribed office confirming that it is a true copy of the granted patent.
9.21 Alternatively the applicant may provide a copy of the granted patent which has been downloaded from the website of the prescribed office or from another source such as ESPACENET. In this case the document must be certified to the Registrar’s satisfaction.
9.22 A declaration by the person who downloaded the submitted copy will be sufficient in this regard. Examiners may assume that the Registry has checked this requirement, but if there is a clear issue they may contact the Registry for clarification.