PCT AG-IP 8.040 Which documents may the applicant submit directly to the Authority specified for supplementary search?

Rule 13ter.1
45bis.4(e)
45bis.5(c)

8.040.   Which documents may the applicant submit directly to the Authority specified for supplementary search?  The applicant should furnish all the required documents to the International Bureau with the supplementary search request (see paragraph 8.012), and the International Bureau will transmit these, together with all other relevant documents, to the Authority specified for supplementary search (see paragraph 8.038).  Any amendments filed under Article 19 or 34 will not be taken into account.  If, however, the applicant did not submit, a copy in electronic form of the sequence listing to the International Bureau, together with the request for supplementary search (see paragraph 8.012), he will be invited by the Authority specified for supplementary search to submit such a copy to the said Authority.  Failure to comply with this requirement may result in that Authority only carrying out the supplementary international search to the extent that a meaningful search can be carried out without the sequence listing (see also paragraphs 7.005 to 7.012 for more relevant information).

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

Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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