World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 334
Notification to Applicant of Submission of Demand
after the Expiration of 19 Months from the Priority Date

Where the demand is submitted after the expiration of 19 months from the priority date to a receiving Office and the time limit under Article 22(1), as in force from April 1, 2002, does not apply in respect of all designated Offices, the receiving Office shall:

(i) promptly notify the applicant accordingly, directing attention to the fact that the time limit under Article 39(1)(a) does not apply, and that Article 22(1), as in force until March 31, 2002, continues to apply in respect of any such designated Office, and

(ii) proceed under Rule 59.3.

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