2.27.7 Error or Omission in the Patent Office

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Where, by reason of an error or omission in the Office, there has been a delay in examination or acceptance (e.g. either in the transmission of the application to the examination section or while the application has been in the section), the case should be referred (together with a statement outlining the circumstances) to a supervising examiner for consideration of whether reg 22.6(2) applies. If the supervising examiner is in agreement that an office error or omission has contributed to a delay in examination or acceptance, the matter should be referred to the relevant Assistant General Manager for consideration.