PCT AG-IP 11.027 What must be done if the applicant is temporarily unavailable to sign the international application?

Article 14(1)(a)(i)
14(1)(b)
Rule 26.2
26.2bis
Section 316

11.027.   What must be done if the applicant is temporarily unavailable to sign the international application?  Where an applicant is temporarily unavailable, the international application can be filed without his signature.  The lack of an applicant’s signature or of a power of attorney signed by him, where either of these might be required, are correctable defects under Article 14(1)(a)(i) and (b), and can be remedied by filing a copy of the request (or, where the request has been signed by an agent, of a power of attorney (where this might be necessary)), duly signed by the applicant within the time limit fixed by the receiving Office for the correction of these potential defects (see paragraph 6.032).

11.028. – 11.032.   [Deleted]

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

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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