Accepted means of filing
Online: as a WASP file created by the PCT-SAFE client software; however, it is then uploaded and submitted to the receiving Office through the CIPO website.
On physical media: as a WAD or WASP file created by PCT-SAFE (on 3.5” diskette, CD-R or DVD-R)
Accepted digital certificates
Valid certificates issued by the WIPO Customer CA
This Office accepts the filing of the application body (description, claims and abstract) in character-coded (e.g. XML) and image format (e.g. PDF). It also accepts the inclusion of application documents in any pre-conversion format according to Administrative Instruction 706.
Sequence listing should preferably be filed, as a separate part of the description, in WIPO's ST.25 text format (no additional fees).
Online payment by credit card is possible through the CIPO website.
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