World Intellectual Property Organization

Regulations under the PCT

Rule 21
Preparation of Copies

21.1       Responsibility of the Receiving Office

(a)  Where the international application is required to be filed in one copy, the receiving Office shall be responsible for preparing the home copy and the search copy required under Article 12(1).

(b)  Where the international application is required to be filed in two copies, the receiving Office shall be responsible for preparing the home copy.

(c)  If the international application is filed in less than the number of copies required under Rule 11.1(b), the receiving Office shall be responsible for the prompt preparation of the number of copies required, and shall have the right to fix a fee for performing that task and to collect such fee from the applicant.

21.2       Certified Copy for the Applicant

Against payment of a fee, the receiving Office shall furnish to the applicant, on request, certified copies of the international application as filed and of any corrections thereto.

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