World Intellectual Property Organization

Getting Started with Electronic Filing (e-filing)

To What do I use? How do I get it?
Prepare the request online and file your applications to receiving Offices that are ready for ePCT (see the list) ePCT Create your WIPO account at the ePCT portal where you will also find all necessary information (including detailed user guides).
For other offices (see the list): prepare the request and send applications online or on physical media PCT-SAFE Client Download and install the latest version of the software from our website. Find user documentation and access the eLearning tutorials.
Prepare the application body (abstract, description, claims and drawings) in XML format Application body Converter (Docx to XML)

It can be used online within ePCT (also available for download).

Or software to convert Word Processor (and drawings) files into PDF format Not available with WIPO, but many products are on the market.
Create the WIPO account and/or electronically sign the application using PCT-SAFE A digital certificate Enroll online with the WIPO Customer Certification Authority.

 

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