Accepted means of filing
Online: through ePCT or as a WASP created by PCT-SAFE or EPO-OLF client software
On physical media: as a WAD or WASP file created by PCT-SAFE or EPO-OLF (on CD-R or DVD-R)
Accepted digital certificates
Valid certificates issued by one of the following Certification Authorities (CA):
- WIPO CA
- CA for EPO
- VRK (FINEID)
- FNMT (CERES)
- KIPO CA
- OCES CA
- Gatekeeper ABN-DSC
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).
PCT e-Services Help Desk available from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm Central European time; it can be contacted:
- by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- by telephone: (+41-22) 338 9523
- by facsimile: (+41-22) 338 8040.