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An application withdrawn after it becomes OPI should be fully indexed, as it forms a normal part of the search records of the Office.

Where an application is withdrawn before publication, it can only be searched on PAMS using the Non-OPI Search Engine (NOSE) (see 5.8.9 Non-OPI Search Enquiry). Detailed bibliographic data and documents will also not be available on AusPat or eDossier, or sent to external databases, e.g. EPOQUE.

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