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Regulations under the PCT

Rule 89
Administrative Instructions

89.1       Scope

(a)  The Administrative Instructions shall contain provisions:

(i)  concerning matters in respect of which these Regulations expressly refer to such Instructions,

(ii)  concerning any details in respect of the application of these Regulations.

(b)  The Administrative Instructions shall not be in conflict with the provisions of the Treaty, these Regulations, or any agreement concluded by the International Bureau with an International Searching Authority, or an International Preliminary Examining Authority.

89.2       Source

(a)  The Administrative Instructions shall be drawn up and promulgated by the Director General after consultation with the receiving Offices and the International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities.

(b)  They may be modified by the Director General after consultation with the Offices or Authorities which have a direct interest in the proposed modification.

(c)  The Assembly may invite the Director General to modify the Administrative Instructions, and the Director General shall proceed accordingly.

89.3       Publication and Entry into Force

(a)  The Administrative Instructions and any modification thereof shall be published in the Gazette.

(b)  Each publication shall specify the date on which the published provisions come into effect. The dates may be different for different provisions, provided that no provision may be declared effective prior to its publication in the Gazette.