PCT AG-NP 6.019 How may the right to request a review be exercised and when?

6.019.   How may the right to request a review be exercised and when?  In any of the three cases referred to in paragraph 6.018, the applicant must, if he wants the decision to be reviewed,

Article 25(1)(b)

(i) request the International Bureau, under Article 25, to send to each designated Office specified by him a copy of any relevant document in the file;  this request must be in English or French;

Article 25(2)(a)
Rule 51.2

(ii) request each of those designated Offices, separately, to review the decision affecting his international application, giving the facts and evidence indicating an error or omission on the part of the receiving Office or of the International Bureau, as the case may be;  in addition, and at the same time (see paragraph 6.020), the applicant must pay to the said designated Office the national fee for entry into the national phase, and furnish a translation of the international application where required;  for details about fees and required translations, see the National Chapters (Summary);  the request to the designated Office must be in a language accepted by that Office;  where the review requested concerns the refusal to accord an international filing date, the applicant must attach to his request a copy of the notice informing him of the refusal.

Rule 51.1
51.3

6.020.   Both the request to the International Bureau and the request to any designated Office together with any required translation and fee must reach the authority concerned within two months from the date of the notification informing the applicant of the unfavorable decision.

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Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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