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2.5.5 Rule 137(4) applies to amendments filed at this stage

Any amendments filed in reply to the communication under Rule 71(3) must satisfy the requirements of Rule 137(4) by identifying the amendments and indicating the basis for them in the application as filed (see H‑III, 2.1). If these requirements are not met and the application is of one of the types mentioned in H‑III, 2.1.4, the Examining Division may send a Rule 137(4) communication before proceeding further (see H‑III, 2.1.1). If the applicant replies to this communication in time, the Examining Division will then decide if it consents to the amendments and will proceed accordingly as indicated in C‑V, 4.