ePCT-Filing available at RO/AT and RO/SE for Applicants Using the live ePCT-Pilot System
Further to the announcement, in October 2013, of the opening up of the ePCT-Filing pilot to any ePCT users filing international applications with the International Bureau as receiving Office (RO/IB), the Austrian Patent Office and the Swedish Patent and Registration Office as receiving Offices (RO/AT and RO/SE) have notified the IB that they will accept ePCT-Filings with effect from 1 March 2014. Furthermore, RO/AT has notified the IB that it will no longer accept international applications with requests in PCT-EASY format with effect from that date.
Notifications containing the requirements and practices of RO/AT and RO/SE with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form will be published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) shortly.
It is recalled that ePCT-Filing can be accessed only via ePCT private services, which requires the creation of a WIPO user account authenticated with a digital certificate. Therefore, applicants who would like to use the system may already go to the ePCT Portal at:
and follow the links to create an account and obtain a WIPO digital certificate. Note that it is possible to carry out demo filings by clicking on the link “Try ePCT in DEMO mode” in the list of shortcuts at the ePCT Portal.