1.2.3.1
Sentences or short fragments of the description and/or claims in a language other than the language of the proceedings

If the description and/or claims contain sentences or short fragments in a language other than the language of the proceedings, the applicant will be invited by the EPO as receiving Office (PCT/RO/108) to submit a request for rectification under Rule 91 to the EPO as International Searching Authority together with the translation of the relevant parts in the language of the application.

If the requirements under Rule 91 are fulfilled, the rectification will be authorised and will be considered effective from the international filing date. Otherwise, the respective sentences or fragments of the description and/or claims may not be further considered for the purpose of international search and/or preliminary examination.

This scenario only applies where a few words or sentences are in a language other than the language of the proceedings.

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