24 January 2013 (Official Notes (PCT Gazette))
Accepted means of filing
Online: as a WASP file 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 3.5” diskette or CD-R)
Accepted digital certificates
Valid certificates issued by one of the following Certification Authorities (CA):
- WIPO CA
- CA for EPO
- Portuguese Electronic ID
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).
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