PCT AG-IP 5.083 Can a declaration referred to in Rule 4.17 be corrected or added during the international phase?

5.083.   What is the purpose of the check-boxes in Box No. VIII?  The check-boxes in Box No. VIII should be completed by the applicant to allow the receiving Office to verify that the declaration(s) referred to correspond to those made in Boxes No. VIII (i) to (v).

If the applicant chooses not to make any declaration at the time of filing the international application or if the declarations are not yet available at the time of filing, the request should not include the optional sheets for declarations and nothing should be marked in the check-boxes in Box No. VIII.

Rule 26ter.1

5.083A.   Can a declaration referred to in Rule 4.17 be corrected or added during the international phase?  A declaration may be corrected, or a new (missing) declaration added, by a notice submitted to the International Bureau.  For further details, see paragraphs 6.045 to 6.050.  It should be noted, however, that a declaration may not be withdrawn once it has been filed. 

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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