World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 329
Correction of Indications Concerning the Applicant’s Residence or Nationality

Where, in response to an invitation to correct a defect under Article 11(1)(i), evidence is submitted indicating to the satisfaction of the receiving Office that, in fact, the applicant had, on the date on which the international application was actually received, the right to file an international application with that receiving Office, the invitation shall be considered to be an invitation to correct a defect under Article 14(1)(a)(ii) and Rule 4.5 in the prescribed indications concerning the applicant’s residence and/or nationality, and the applicant may correct those indications accordingly. If such correction is made, no defect shall be considered to exist under Article 11(1)(i).

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