World Intellectual Property Organization

PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter XIII: Record Copy, Search Copy and Home Copy

Documents and Diskettes Not to Be Transmitted to the International Searching Authority

294. Annexes or appendices which are not intended to be part of the international application should not be transmitted to the International Searching Authority (paragraphs 149 to 152). Copies of assignments of the rights to the application should not be transmitted since they are not required for the international phase. Replacement sheets which are filed by the applicant but either are not required or are not accepted by the receiving Office, should similarly not be transmitted. The receiving Office should also not transmit PCT EASY computer diskettes filed with requests in PCT EASY format referred to in paragraph 165A.

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