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English translation: International Classification or Int. Cl.

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14:35 Jan 20, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Int. Cl.
On the German form for a European patent application on the top of the form (numbered with an encircled 51) and followed by a reference number of the type G01K 5/50. I would have thought "International Classification", but this is a through and through German text with no other English titles. Can anybody shed light on the meaning of this abbreviation?
TIA
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 23:12
English translation:International Classification or Int. Cl.
Explanation:
Your hunch is correct. It stands for 'international classification'. Most (all?) DE and EP patents use 'Int.Cl.' with a superscript, while WO/PCT patents seem to favour the expression 'Internationale Patentklassifikation', again followed by a superscript and the field code.

HTH Chris
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Chris Koenig
Local time: 15:12
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Thanks alot for the confirmation.

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International Classification or Int. Cl.


Explanation:
Your hunch is correct. It stands for 'international classification'. Most (all?) DE and EP patents use 'Int.Cl.' with a superscript, while WO/PCT patents seem to favour the expression 'Internationale Patentklassifikation', again followed by a superscript and the field code.

HTH Chris


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Chris Koenig
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Thanks alot for the confirmation.
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