11.066. What are the rules concerning the filing of letters, documents and papers? There are detailed provisions in Rule 92 concerning letters, documents or papers submitted by the applicant in the course of the international procedure: letters must be signed; any other paper submitted must be accompanied by a letter; letters and documents from the applicant to the receiving Office, the International Searching Authority, the Authority specified for supplementary search, and the International Preliminary Examining Authority must generally be in the language of the international application or, where a translation of the international application has been transmitted or furnished for the purposes of the international search, supplementary international search, international publication or international preliminary examination (see paragraphs 5.013, 6.020, 8.012, 9.018 and 10.011), in the language of that translation. Any communication from the applicant to the International Bureau must be in English or French and may be in the language of publication of the international application if it is submitted via ePCT. As to the language of any amendments to the claims under Article 19 (and their accompanying statement), see paragraphs 9.004 and 9.007. As to the language of the demand and of any amendments under Article 34, see paragraphs 10.013 and 10.071.
Date retrieved: 24 November 2017