PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter XIX: Miscellaneous

Access to the File held by the Receiving Office

333B. Where the International Bureau has notified the receiving Office (by way of Form PCT/IB/385) that it has omitted information from international publication or public file access, the receiving Office must not provide access to that information, and where applicable, to Form PCT/RO/130, Form PCT/IB/385 and any replaced sheet accompanying Form PCT/IB/385 to any person other than the applicant or a person authorized by him. The receiving Office may provide access to any replacement sheet(s) received from the International Bureau accompanying Form PCT/IB/385.