Documents in a non‑official language of the (S)ISA or IPEA 

If the applicantWhere applicants

disputesdispute the relevance of a document in a non-official language cited in the search report (for procedure at the search stage, see GL/PCT‑EPO B‑X, 9.1.2 and 9.1.3), and
givesgive specific reasons,

the examinerexaminers should consider whether, in the light of these reasons and of the other prior art available to himthem, he isthey are justified in pursuing the matter. If so, hethey should obtain a translation of the document (or merely the relevant part of it if that can be easily identified). If he remainsthey remain of the view that the document is relevant, hethey should send a copy of the translation to the applicant with the next communication in the PCT Chapter II phase.

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