World Intellectual Property Organization

Regulations under the PCT

Rule 76
Translation of Priority Document;
Application of Certain Rules to Procedures before Elected Offices

76.1, 76.2 and 76.3       [Deleted]

76.4       Time Limit for Translation of Priority Document 

The applicant shall not be required to furnish to any elected Office a translation of the priority document before the expiration of the applicable time limit under Article 39.

76.5       Application of Certain Rules to Procedures before Elected Offices

Rules 13ter.3, 20.8(c), 22.1(g), 47.1, 49, 49bis, 49ter and 51bis shall apply, provided that:

(i)  any reference in the said Rules to the designated Office or to the designated State shall be construed as a reference to the elected Office or to the elected State, respectively;

(ii)  any reference in the said Rules to Article 22 or Article 24(2) shall be construed as a reference to Article 39(1) or Article 39(3), respectively;

(iii)  the words "international applications filed" in Rule 49.1(c) shall be replaced by the words "a demand submitted;"

(iv)  for the purposes of Article 39(1), where an international preliminary examination report has been established, a translation of any amendment under Article 19 shall only be required if that amendment is annexed to that report;

(v)  the reference in Rule 47.1(a) to Rule 47.4 shall be construed as a reference to Rule 61.2(d).

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