World Intellectual Property Organization

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Article 18
The International Search Report

(1)  The international search report shall be established within the prescribed time limit and in the prescribed form.

(2)  The international search report shall, as soon as it has been established, be transmitted by the International Searching Authority to the applicant and the International Bureau.

(3)  The international search report or the declaration referred to in Article 17(2)(a) shall be translated as provided in the Regulations. The translations shall be prepared by or under the responsibility of the International Bureau.

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