PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines

PART VI  THE INTERNATIONAL PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION STAGE (OTHER THAN THE INTERNATIONAL PRELIMINARY REPORT)

Chapter 20 Amendments

Amendments to Translated Applications

Rules 55, 60.1(a) to (e)

20.22  If the examiner determines that an erroneous translation has been published or furnished under Rule 55.2 or 55.3, or that an amendment is not in the language on the basis of which the international preliminary examination is being conducted (see paragraphs 18.07 to 18.09), he may invite the applicant, at any time during the proceedings before the International Preliminary Examining Authority, to provide a translation of the amendment or to correct any such translation so as to bring it in line with the language of the text as filed and/or as published, as the case may be. If the applicant fails to supply a translation of the amendment within the time limit set in the invitation, the amendment is not taken into account for the purposes of the international preliminary examination.