World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 336
Waivers under Rules 90.4(d) and 90.5(c)

(a)  Where, in accordance with Rule 90.4(d), a receiving Office waives the requirement under Rule 90.4(b) that a separate power of attorney be submitted to it, the receiving Office shall notify the International Bureau accordingly.

(b)  Where, in accordance with Rule 90.5(c), a receiving Office waives the requirement under Rule 90.5(a)(ii) that a copy of a general power of attorney be attached to the request or any separate notice, the receiving Office shall notify the International Bureau accordingly.

(c)  A receiving Office may require a separate power of attorney, or a copy of a general power of attorney, in particular instances even if the receiving Office has waived the requirement in general.

(d)  A receiving Office which has notified the International Bureau under paragraph (a) or (b) shall notify the International Bureau of any change to the information notified under those paragraphs.

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