Regulations under the PCT

Rule 31
Copies Required under Article 13

31.1       Request for Copies

(a)  Requests under Article 13(1) may relate to all, some kinds of, or individual international applications in which the national Office making the request is designated. Requests for all or some kinds of such international applications must be renewed for each year by means of a notification addressed by that Office before November 30 of the preceding year to the International Bureau.

(b)  Requests under Article 13(2)(b) shall be subject to the payment of a fee covering the cost of preparing and mailing the copy.

31.2       Preparation of Copies

The preparation of copies required under Article 13 shall be the responsibility of the International Bureau.