(1) This regulation applies to a PCT application that:
(a) is made on or after the commencement day; and
(b) would, if the old Act applied to the application, be an application to which paragraph 88(2)(a) of the old Act applied.
(2) The application is to be treated as an application for a standard patent.
(3) In this regulation:
"commencement day " means the day the Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000 commences.
"old Act " means the Patents Act 1990 as in force immediately before the commencement of the Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000 .