PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter VIII: Missing Parts or Erroneously Filed Elements or Parts in the International Application

Procedure Where Later Submitted Sheets Are Received outside the Time Limit

206. Where the date of receipt of the later submitted sheets is not within the applicable time limit under Rule 20.7, the later submitted sheets are not taken into account for the purposes of international processing. The date of receipt of the application and the international filing date remain those accorded earlier. The receiving Office proceeds as described in Section 310ter and notifies the applicant using Form PCT/RO/126.