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Rule 19J

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19J.- Processing of demands for international preliminary examination.
(1) The Examining Authority, on receipt of the demand for international preliminary examination, if the Examining Authority is competent to conduct an international preliminary examination, shall assign the identification mark 'IPEA/IN' and shall notify the Applicant and the International Bureau.

(2) In case where the Examining Authority is not competent to conduct the international preliminary examination of the international application, it shall transmit the demand promptly to the International Bureau.