PCT AG-IP 8.034 What happens if there are other defects in the supplementary search request?

Rule 45bis.4(a)

8.034.   What happens if there are other defects in the supplementary search request?  The International Bureau will then check whether the supplementary search request has clearly indicated the name and address of at least one applicant and of the agent (if any), the title of the invention, the international filing date and the international application number.  It will also verify whether a translation of the international application is needed to carry out the supplementary international search, and where necessary, whether that translation has been furnished.  If any of these requirements have not been complied with, it will invite the applicant to correct these defects within one month from the date of the invitation using Form PCT/IB/378 (see also paragraphs 8.013 to 8.016, 8.018 to 8.020, and 8.023).

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip08.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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