PCT AG-IP 5.084 What is the purpose of the check list?

Rule 3.3
Section 313

5.084.   What is the purpose of the check list?  Box No. IX should be completed by the applicant to allow the receiving Office to verify the completeness of the documents constituting and/or accompanying the international application and, in particular, to check whether the international application as filed actually contains the number of sheets in paper form indicated in items (a) to (f).

5.085.   The actual number of sheets constituting each element of the international application as well as their total should be indicated (for the numbering of sheets, see paragraph 5.012).  As for the sheets of the request, they are at least four in number (the “first sheet,” the “second sheet”, the “third sheet” and the “last sheet”).  There may be more sheets if one or more optional sheets are used (the “continuation sheet” for Box No. III, the “supplemental sheet”, the “declaration sheet” or the “continuation sheet for declaration”).

Article 27(2)
Rule 13bis
Section 209

5.086.   For details on the completion of Box No. IX and on the kinds of items which may need to be filed with the international application, see the Notes to the request form.  See also the National Chapters for details concerning certain matters in relation to designated Offices.

Rule 3.3(a)(iii)
Section 201

5.087.   The applicant must further indicate in Box No. IX the number of that figure of the drawings (if any) which is suggested to accompany the abstract for publication (see paragraph 5.170) and preferably also the language of filing of the international application.

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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