World Intellectual Property Organization

 Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

 Section 111
Procedure in the Case of Excuse of the Delay in Meeting
Certain Time Limits under Rule 82quater 

Where an Office in its capacity as a receiving Office, an International Searching Authority, an Authority specified for supplementary search or an International Preliminary Examining Authority receives a request under Rule 82quater for the excuse of a delay in meeting a time limit, it shall promptly:

(i) communicate its decision whether or not to excuse such a delay to the interested party; and

(ii) transmit a copy of such a request, a copy of any evidence furnished and of its decision to the International Bureau.

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