PCT AG-IP 6.056 Can failure to meet a time limit in the proceedings before the receiving Office or a delay in furnishing documents to that Office be excused?

Article 24(2)
48(2)
Rule 82bis

6.056.   Can failure to meet a time limit in the proceedings before the receiving Office or a delay in furnishing documents to that Office be excused?  The PCT provides that any Contracting State must, as far as that State is concerned, excuse, for reasons allowed by the national law, any delay in meeting any time limit.  Moreover, any Contracting State may, as far as it is concerned, excuse for other reasons any delay in meeting any time limit.  Finally, any designated Office may maintain the effect of an international application (see paragraphs 5.003 to 5.007), even where the decision of the receiving Office to the effect that the international application, or the designation of the State concerned, is considered withdrawn is found to be correct.  (For details, see National Phase, paragraph 6.021.)

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Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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