World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 432
Notification to Applicant of Submission of Demand
after the Expiration of 19 Months from the Priority Date

Where the demand is submitted after the expiration of 19 months from the priority date and subsequently transmitted to the International Bureau under Rule 59.3(a), or is submitted after the expiration of 19 months from the priority date to the International Bureau, and the time limit under Article 22(1), as in force from April 1, 2002, does not apply in respect of all designated Offices, the International Bureau shall, together with the notification sent to the applicant under Rule 59.3(c)(i) or the invitation sent to the applicant under Rule 59.3(c)(ii), as the case may be:

(i) promptly notify the applicant accordingly, directing attention to the fact that the time limit under Article 39(1)(a) does not apply, and that Article 22(1), as in force until March 31, 2002, continues to apply in respect of any such designated Office,

(ii) proceed under Rule 59.3.

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