Please note that Rule 82 PCT
excusing a delay in the post isand Rule 82quater PCT excusing a delay due to force majeure are
not applicable to the priority period, because this provisionthese provisions
may only be applied in respect of time limits fixed in the PCT. However, under strict conditions a right of priority may be restored (see points 131
ff). It is, therefore, recommended that an application be filed as early as possible.