Minister Riddle to the Secretary of State.

No. 25. Roumanian Series.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 21, of April 18 last, relating to the Roumanian patent law, I have the honor to inclose herewith a translation of the rules, to be followed in obtaining a patent, in which are set forth all the formalities to be observed by persons applying for patent in Roumania.

I have, etc.,

J. W. Riddle.

Extract from the rules relating to the formalities for obtaining a patent in Roumania.

  • Article 18. Parties desirous of obtaining a patent must present petition to the ministry for agriculture, industry, trade, and domains. To this petition must be joined—
    A memorandum containing the summary but precise description of the object of the invention;
    Designs and models or samples which may be necessary for understanding the description;
    Receipt for the legal tax paid;
    The original letters patent, or a legalized copy thereof, of the patent already obtained abroad, if a patent of importation is applied for;
    The notarial power of attorney provided in articles 22 and 25, if 4he petition is presented by an attorney.
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    The description and designs shall be presented in two copies absolutely-identical, dated, and signed by applicant.

    One petition shall not contain applications for several patents, and these may not be issued in one certificate only.

    Each power of attorney shall serve for one petition only; foreign powers to be translated and legalized by the foreign office.

  • Art. 20. The description to be the exact explanation of the invention and so conceived that any competent man be enabled to manufacture the object of the invention with the means till then known. At the close of the description the applicant shall specify what he considers new in the described object for which he claims the right of property.
  • The description must be made on white paper of maximum 27 cm. length and 21 cm. width.
  • Art. 21. The drawings to be made so as to represent exactly, and clearly the object of the invention and to show it, as much as possible, by plan, section, and elevation. They must be in double copies, one on drawing paper, the other on tracing paper, drawn with china ink and executed on a metrical scale of (a) 1/1 or 1/2 (1.00 or 0.50 per meter) for the object whose natural size does not exceed 1 meter; (b) 1/2, 1/5, and 1/10 (0.50, 0.20, and 0.10 per meter) for objects whose natural size exceeds 1 meter. For one of the dimensions of the filed drawings there shall, as much as possible, be kept the size of 27 cm.; in exceptional cases there will be made an allowance till 54 cm.

The parts of the drawings specially constituting the object of the invention for which the patent is applied for shall be colored differently from the rest, with preference in violet.

The letters a, b, c, d, or the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, serving to show the different parts of the drawings, must be of reasonable size and good type.

The same letters and forms must indicate the same parts in all drawings.

The drawings shall have at the left upper corner the name of the applicant, at the right upper corner the order number of the drawing, and on the right lower corner the signature of the applicant, inventor, or attorney. The drawings shall have on the upper left side of the margin 2 cm. each.