PCT AG-IP 8.037 When will the International Bureau transmit the relevant documents to the Authority specified for supplementary search?

Rule 45bis.4(e)

8.037.   When will the International Bureau transmit the relevant documents to the Authority specified for supplementary search?  Once the International Bureau finds that all of the preceding requirements (see paragraphs 8.033 to 8.035) have been complied with, it will transmit the relevant documents (see paragraph 8.038) to the Authority specified for supplementary search, promptly after it receives the international search report, or after the expiration of 17 months from the priority date, whichever occurs first.  If some documents are still not available to it at the above time, it will promptly transmit them once they are available.

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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PCT Implementing Rules

PCT Applicant's Guide - International Phase