PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines
21.04 Top management of each Authority is responsible for the development and implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS). Top management shall establish a quality policy for the Authority and it shall specify responsibilities for the QMS and document these in an organizational chart.
21.07 Management of the Authority shall communicate to its staff the importance of meeting treaty and regulatory requirements including those of this framework and of complying with the Authority’s QMS.
21.08 Top management of the Authority or delegated officers shall conduct management reviews and ensure the availability of appropriate resources. It shall regularly review quality objectives and ensure that they are communicated and understood by the relevant staff at the respective Authority.