8.004. Does each Authority offer the same supplementary international search service? The Authorities prepared to offer supplementary international searches may specify any limitations and conditions on this service in their agreement with the International Bureau (see www.wipo.int/pct/en/access/isa_ipea_agreements.html). These limitations may include limitations as to the subject matter for which supplementary searches will be carried out, beyond those limitations that can be evoked in respect of the main international search (see paragraphs 7.013 and 7.014), and limitations as to the total number of supplementary international searches which will be carried out in a given period (see Annex SISA).
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017