World Intellectual Property Organization

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Article 36
Transmittal, Translation, and Communication, of the International Preliminary Examination Report

(1)  The international preliminary examination report, together with the prescribed annexes, shall be transmitted to the applicant and to the International Bureau.

(2)(a)  The international preliminary examination report and its annexes shall be translated into the prescribed languages.

(b)  Any translation of the said report shall be prepared by or under the responsibility of the International Bureau, whereas any translation of the said annexes shall be prepared by the applicant.

(3)(a)  The international preliminary examination report, together with its translation (as prescribed) and its annexes (in the original language), shall be communicated by the International Bureau to each elected Office.

(b)  The prescribed translation of the annexes shall be transmitted within the prescribed time limit by the applicant to the elected Offices.

(4)  The provisions of Article 20(3) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to copies of any document which is cited in the international preliminary examination report and which was not cited in the international search report.

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