PATENT COOPERATION TREATY From the RECEIVING OFFICE To: PCT NOTIFICATION RELATING TO REQUESTED DOCUMENTS (PCT Rule 17.1(b) or 20.9 and Administrative Instructions, Section 323(b) and (e)) Date of mailing (day/month/year) Applicants or agents file reference ACTION DUE see below International application No. International filing date (day/month/year) Applicant 1. Request for priority document under Rule 17.1(b) This receiving Office has received on_______________________________________________________date of receipt)( a request to prepare and transmit to the International Bureau a certified copy of the earlier application the priority of which is claimed in the international application (request for priority document). a. However, the required fee has not been paid. Therefore the applicant is invited, within 16 months from the (earliest) priority date, to pay the following amount: (amount due) Failure to pay the amount due within the 16-month time limit will result in the request for priority document to be considered not to have been made. b. However, the required fee was not paid within the 16-month time limit; the request for priority document is therefore considered not to have been made. c. However, the request for priority document (and any required fee, where applicable) was received after the expiration of the 16-month time limit; the request for priority document is therefore considered not to have been made. The attention of the applicant is directed to Rule 17.1(a) which provides that any priority document received by the International Bureau after the expiration of that time limit will be considered to have been received by it on the last day of that time limit if it reaches it before the date of international publication of the international application (Section 323(e)). (Only where item 1.b applies) A copy of this Notification is being sent to the International Bureau 2. Request for certified copy of international application under Rule 20.9 This receiving Office has received a request for a certified copy of the international application. However, the required fee has not been paid. Therefore the applicant is invited, within __________ days/month from the date of mailing indicated above, to pay the following amount: (amount due) 3. Additional observations (if necessary): Name and mailing address of the receiving Office Authorized officer Facsimile No. Telephone No. Form PCT/RO/128 (July 1998; reprint January 2004)
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