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1. WO2020163340 - FEUILLE RÉTRORÉFLÉCHISSANTE SOUPLE


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2020/016591 6921-WO; AD20
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
04 February 2020 08 February 2019
Applicant
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
b.
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
c.
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
This International Searching Authority found multiple inventions in this international application, as follows:
1. claims: 1, 4-21, 23, 25-28, 52-55
retroreflective sheeting comprising having an opaque interleaf layer
2. claims: 2, 3, 22, 24, 29-51
retroreflective sheeting comprising an opaque interleaf layer which is coloured to closely match a colour of another layer comprised in the sheeting.
1.
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
2.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
3.
As only some of the required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers only those claims for which fees were paid, specifically claims Nos.:
4.
No required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant. Consequently, this international search report is restricted to the invention first mentioned in the claims; it is covered by claims Nos.: 1, 4-21, 23, 25-28, 52-55
Remark on Protest
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest and, where applicable, the payment of a protest fee.
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest but the applicable protest fee was not paid within the time limit specified in the invitation.
No protest accompanied the payment of additional search fees.
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     G02B 5/124 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     G02B
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
KR 200330360 Y1 (LG CHEMICAL LTD) 17 October 2003 (2003-10-17)
25-28
Y
abstract; figures 2, 3
1,4-21,23,52-55
(2)
Y
US 6010770 A (WALTERS GLENN J [US]) 04 January 2000 (2000-01-04)
1,4-21,23,52-55
column 3; figures 2-4
(3)
A
EP 1193511 A1 (NIPPON CARBIDE KOGYO KK [JP]) 03 April 2002 (2002-04-03)
1
paragraph [0032] - paragraph [0050]; figures 1, 2
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
"X"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
"Y"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
"&"
document member of the same patent family

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
KR 200330360 Y1
17 October 2003
NONE
US 6010770 A
04 January 2000
NONE
EP 1193511 A1
03 April 2002
AT 349717 T
AT 474240 T
AT 499621 T
CA 2372421 A1
CN 1366620 A
DE 60125484 T2
EP 1193511 A1
EP 1746444 A2
EP 2157457 A1
ES 2274875 T3
ES 2349680 T3
ES 2361287 T3
JP 4063472 B2
JP 2001290013 A
US 6568817 B1
WO 0177721 A1
15 January 2007
15 July 2010
15 March 2011
18 October 2001
28 August 2002
21 June 2007
03 April 2002
24 January 2007
24 February 2010
01 June 2007
10 January 2011
15 June 2011
19 March 2008
19 October 2001
27 May 2003
18 October 2001
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
17 June 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
21 August 2020
Authorized officer:
Feeney, Orla
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