World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

 Section 302
Priority Claim Considered Not to Have Been Made

Where the receiving Office declares, under Rule 26bis.2(b), that a priority claim is considered not to have been made, that Office shall enclose the priority claim concerned within square brackets, draw a line between the square brackets, while still leaving legible the indications concerned, and enter, in the margin, the words "NOT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PCT PROCEDURE (RO)" or their equivalent in the language of publication of the international application, and shall notify the applicant accordingly. If copies of the international application have already been sent to the International Bureau and the International Searching Authority, the receiving Office shall also notify that Bureau and that Authority.

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