World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 209
Indications as to Deposited Biological Material on a Separate Sheet

(a)  To the extent that any indication with respect to deposited biological material is not contained in the description, it may be given on a separate sheet. Where any such indication is so given, it shall preferably be on Form PCT/RO/134 and, if furnished at the time of filing, the said Form shall, subject to paragraph (b), preferably be attached to the request and referred to in the check list referred to in Rule 3.3(a)(ii).

(b)  For the purposes of designated Offices which have so notified the International Bureau under Rule 13bis.7(a), paragraph (a) applies only if the said Form or sheet is included as one of the sheets of the description of the international application at the time of filing.

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