PCT AG-IP 11.015 To whom will correspondence be addressed by the various authorities under the PCT?

Section 108(b)

11.015.   To whom will correspondence be addressed by the various authorities under the PCT?  Where there is a sole applicant in relation to an international application, correspondence will be sent to the applicant at his indicated address;  or, if he has appointed one or more agents, to that agent or the first-mentioned of those agents;  or, if he has not appointed an agent but has indicated a special address for notifications (see paragraphs 5.030 and 5.051), at that address.

Section 108(c)

11.016.   Where there are two or more applicants who have appointed one or more common agents, correspondence will be addressed to that agent or the first-mentioned of those agents.  Where no common agent has been appointed, correspondence will be addressed to the common representative (either the appointed common representative or the applicant who is the “deemed common representative” – see paragraphs 11.005 and 11.006) at his indicated address;  or, if the common representative has appointed one or more agents, to that agent or the first-mentioned of those agents;  or, if the common representative has not appointed an agent but has indicated a special address for notifications, at that address.

Section 108(d)

11.017.   Where one or more agents have been appointed specifically to represent the applicant(s) before the International Searching Authority, the Authority specified for supplementary search, or the International Preliminary Examining Authority, correspondence will be addressed by the Authority concerned to that agent or the first-mentioned of those agents.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip11.html

Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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PCT Applicant's Guide - International Phase