PCT AG-IP 10.014 What are the requirements with respect to the identification of the international application?

Rule 53.6

10.014.   What are the requirements with respect to the identification of the international application?  The international application must be identified by its international application number, filing date and title.  If the international application number is not known to the applicant at the time of filing of the demand, the name of the receiving Office with which the international application was filed must be indicated.  The title of the invention must be the same as that which appears in the published international application (that is, the same as that indicated in the request, unless it was modified by the International Searching Authority – see paragraph 7.022).

10.015.   It is recommended that the applicant indicate his file reference, if any, not exceeding 12 characters in length, in the box provided for this purpose on the first sheet of the demand form (see paragraphs 5.017 and 5.105 in relation to the request and the description).

10.016.   Indication of the priority date on the demand is not mandatory, but is recommended since it will assist the International Preliminary Examining Authority to ascertain promptly whether or not the demand was filed before the expiration of 19 months from the priority date.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip10.html

Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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PCT Implementing Rules

PCT Applicant's Guide - International Phase