339. Requirements of the application.

Every application for a patent1 which is to be proceeded with2 must be made in the prescribed form and filed at the UK Intellectual Property Office3 in the prescribed manner4, and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee5.

The application must contain:


    (1)     a request for the grant of a patent6;


    (2)     a specification7; and


    (3)     an abstract8.

The contents of all documents (including annotations to drawings and photographs9) contained in an application for a patent must be in English or Welsh10. Applications not delivered in electronic form or using electronic communications must comply with specified requirements as to presentation and