PCT AG-NP 6.011 Will there be an opportunity to convince the designated Office that it should not refuse the request?

Rule 49ter.2(e)

6.011.  Will there be an opportunity to convince the designated Office that it should not refuse the request?  If the designated Office intends to refuse the request for the restoration of the priority claim, it is required to notify the applicant of its intention.  The applicant must be given an opportunity to make observations on the intended refusal within a reasonable time limit, specified in the notification of intended refusal.  Note that this notification may in practice be sent to the applicant together with an invitation to file a declaration or other evidence.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=np06.html

Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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