World Intellectual Property Organization


April 2016 | No. 04/2016


Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Islamic Republic of Iran to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Intellectual Property Center (Islamic Republic of Iran), in its capacity as receiving Office, has notified the International Bureau under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form with effect from 26 April 2016. The Office will accept international applications filed using the ePCT‑Filing function in the ePCT Portal.

The applicable electronic filing fee reductions listed in item 4 of the Schedule of Fees are indicated in Fee Table I(a) and the notification containing the requirements and practices of the Offices with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form will be published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) shortly, at:

The acceptance of ePCT‑Filings by the Intellectual Property Center will bring to 37 the total number of receiving Offices which do so1.

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (IR))


  1. ePCT-Filing is now available for online filing with the following receiving Offices: RO/IB, RO/AT, RO/AU, RO/AZ, RO/BN, RO/BR, RO/CA, RO/CL, RO/CO, RO/CU, RO/CZ, RO/DK, RO/DZ, RO/EA, RO/EE, RO/EP, RO/FI, RO/HU, RO/ID, RO/IN, (from 26 April 2016: RO/IR), RO/IS, RO/LV, RO/MX, RO/MY, RO/NO, RO/NZ, RO/PH, RO/PL, RO/PT, RO/QA, RO/RU, RO/SA, RO/SE, RO/SG, RO/TR and RO/ZA.


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