6.1 Correct element or part not furnished for the purpose of incorporation by reference
The EPO as receiving Office will process requests for correction of an element or a part which is not furnished for the purpose of incorporation by reference, since this option is not covered by the notification of incompatibility referred to in GL/PCT‑EPO A‑II, 6.
The procedure to be followed varies depending on whether the correction is requested either on/before the date on which the requirements under Art. 11(1) for the accordance of an international filing date are fulfilled (see GL/PCT‑EPO A‑II, 6.1.1) or after that date (see GL/PCT‑EPO A‑II, 6.1.2).
Since the notification of incompatibility referred to in GL/PCT‑EPO A‑II, 6 had no impact on the procedure to be followed by the EPO as receiving Office in cases where the applicant did not request incorporation by reference, the processing of these requests has remained unchanged since the withdrawal of the notification of incompatibility.