PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter VIIbis: Declarations Relating to National Requirements

Requirements Not Fulfilled

192D. Where the receiving Office finds that any declaration does not comply with one or more of the requirements referred to in paragraph 192C, the receiving Office may invite (Form PCT/RO/156) the applicant to correct the declaration concerned (Rule 26ter.2(a)). It also sends a copy of the invitation to the International Bureau. The receiving Office must not make any ex officio corrections to declarations referred to Rule 4.17 which are contained in the request, for example, it must not make any addition to, alter, strikethrough or otherwise delete, the text of a declaration (Section 327(d)).