1.5.2 Completion Time and Priority

Date Published

Thai searches should be completed within 9 weeks of request date and have a lower priority than the establishment of International Search Reports (ISRs). The priority for all searches other than that for ISRs is by request date order.

Search Reports should, under normal circumstances, be transmitted to Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand within 9 weeks of receipt of the request but in all cases are to be transmitted to the Thai office within 12 weeks of the date of receipt of the request for a search by this Office. It is important that this latter time limit be met, as it is set down in our Memorandum of Understanding with the Thai office. (See Customer Service Charter Timeliness Guidelines for apology time limits).