World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 410
Numbering of Sheets for the Purposes of International Publication;
Procedure in Case of Missing Sheets 

(a)  In the course of preparing the international application for international publication, the International Bureau shall sequentially renumber the sheets to be published only when necessitated by the addition of any new sheet, the deletion of entire sheets or a change in the order of the sheets. Otherwise, the numbering provided under Section 207 shall be maintained.

(b)  Where a sheet has not been filed or is not to be taken into consideration for the purposes of international processing under Section 310bis or 310ter, the International Bureau shall include an indication to that effect in the published international application.

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