World Intellectual Property Organization

 Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 617
Waivers under Rules 90.4(d) and 90.5(c)

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

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

(c)  An International Preliminary Examining Authority may require a separate power of attorney, or a copy of a general power of attorney, in particular instances even if the International Preliminary Examining Authority has waived the requirement in general.

(d)  An International Preliminary Examining Authority 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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