World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 435
Communication of Publications and Documents

(a)  Subject to paragraph (b), publications under Rule 87.1 and documents under Rule 93bis.1 shall be communicated in electronic form via the International Bureau’s electronic data exchange services.

(b)  Where so agreed between the International Bureau and the Authority or Office concerned, publications under Rule 87.1 and documents under Rule 93bis.1 may be communicated in other forms and by other means.

(c)  Pursuant to Rule 93bis.1(b), where so agreed between the International Bureau and the Office concerned, the communication of documents under Rule 93bis.1 shall be considered to be effected at the time when the International Bureau makes the document available to that Office in electronic form via the International Bureau’s electronic data exchange services.

(d)  Technical details concerning the communication of publications under Rule 87.1 and of documents under Rule 93bis.1 shall be agreed between the International Bureau and the Authority or Office concerned.

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