Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Processing withdrawals of PCTs

Date Published

When a PCT application or Demand has been withdrawn for a task that is assigned, the PCT Unit will contact the assigned examiner to alert them about the withdrawal. 

Processing withdrawal of a PCT application

  1. Open the PCT task in the RIO for Patents Workbench. 
    NOTE: upon opening the RIO PCT task for the withdrawn application, a Stale Data warning will appear, notifying that the application’s status has changed to ‘Withdrawn’. 
  2. Process a withdrawn application in the Workbench using the option in the hamburger menu. Please contact PMI on the RIO for Patents - Chat Support (Teams channel), for any assistance
  3. Process the refund 

Processing withdrawal of a Demand 

This process has not yet been built into the Workbench for examiners to complete themselves. 

If you need to process a withdrawal of a Demand, please contact PMI on the RIO for Patents - Chat Support (Teams channel), letting them know the application number and that you require manual processing of withdrawal for a Demand. 

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Published for testing

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