PCT AG-IP 11.082 Where should the reference be made?

Section 209

11.082.   Where should the reference be made?  To the extent that indications relating to the deposit of biological material are not given in the description, they may be furnished on a separate sheet, for which purpose Form PCT/RO/134 (see WIPO website at:  www.wipo.int/pct/en/forms/) should preferably be used.  That separate sheet may be filed after the international application is filed.  If the sheet is submitted when the international application is filed, a reference to it should be made in the check list contained on the last sheet of the request form (see website address above ).  Certain designated Offices require that the indications relating to the deposit of biological material must be included in the description at the time of filing (see Annex L) so the sheet, if submitted when the international application is filed, may need to be included as one of the sheets of the description;  otherwise the indications given in it will not be taken into account by those Offices in the national phase.  If the sheet is furnished to the International Bureau later (see paragraph 11.080), it must be enclosed with a letter.  Form PCT/RO/134 may also be prepared using the PCT-SAFE software (see paragraph 5.015).

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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PCT Applicant's Guide - International Phase