World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 406
Publication of International Applications

(a)  International applications shall be published on a given day of the week.

(b)  International applications may be published, for the purposes of Article 21, on paper or wholly or partly in electronic form.

(c)  Details concerning the publication of international applications, and the form and particulars of the front page of each published international application, shall be decided by the Director General, after consultation with the Offices or Authorities which have a direct interest in those details.

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