World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 402
Correction or Addition of a Priority Claim under Rule 26bis

(a)  Where the applicant, in a notice submitted to the International Bureau, corrects or adds a priority claim under Rule 26bis, that Bureau shall enter the correction or addition in the request, draw a line through, while still leaving legible, any indication deleted as a result of the correction, and enter, in the margin, the letters "IB."

(b)  [Deleted]

(c)  The applicant, the receiving Office and the International Searching Authority shall be promptly notified by the International Bureau of any correction or addition of a priority claim under Rule 26bis and of the date on which it received such correction or addition.

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