Rule 14

1. [Exception Under Article 13(1)] No Contracting Party shall be obliged to provide for the correction or addition of a priority claim under Article 13(1), where the request referred to in Article 13(1)(i) is received after the applicant has made a request for early publication or for expedited or accelerated processing, unless that request for early publication or for expedited or accelerated processing is withdrawn before the technical preparations for publication of the application have been completed.


2. [Requirements Under Article 13(1)(i)] A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in Article 13(1)(i) be signed by the applicant.


3. [Time Limit Under Article 13(1)(ii)] The time limit referred to in Article 13(1)(ii) shall be not less than the time limit applicable under the Patent Cooperation Treaty to an international application for the submission of a priority claim after the filing of an international application.


4. [Time Limits Under Article 13(2)]
a) The time limit referred to in Article 13(2), introductory part, shall expire not less than two months from the date on which the priority period expired.
b) The time limit referred to in Article 13(2)(ii) shall be the time limit applied under subparagraph (a), or the time that any technical preparations for publication of the subsequent application have been completed, whichever expires earlier.


5. [Requirements Under Article 13(2)(i)] A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in Article 13(2)(i):
(i) be signed by the applicant; and
(ii) be accompanied, where the application did not claim the priority of the earlier application, by the priority claim.


6. [Requirements Under Article 13(3)]
a) A Contracting Party may require that a request referred to in Article 13(3)(i):
(i) be signed by the applicant; and
(ii) indicate the Office to which the request for a copy of the earlier application had been made and the date of that request.
b) A Contracting Party may require that:
(i) a declaration or other evidence in support of the request referred to in Article 13(3) be filed with the Office within a time limit fixed by the Office;
(ii) the copy of the earlier application referred to in Article 13(3)(iv) be filed with the Office within a time limit which shall be not less than one month from the date on which the applicant is provided with that copy by the Office with which the earlier application was filed.


7. [Time Limit Under Article 13(3)(iii)] The time limit referred to in Article 13(3)(iii) shall expire two months before the expiration of the time limit prescribed in Rule 4(1).