Intellectual Property Office (Philippines)

Accepted means of filing

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 one of the following Certification Authorities (CA):



Accepted formats

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 pre-conversion format according to Administrative Instruction 706, created by Microsoft Word.

Sequence listing should preferably be filed, as a separate part of the description, in WIPO's ST.25 text format (no additional fees).



The PCT Section of the Office is available between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday excluding official holidays and may be contacted:

  • by telephone at (632) 752-5450 ext. 404
  • by fax at (632) 890-4862
  • by e-mail at