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April 2017 | No. 04/2017

 

Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Industrial and Commercial Property Office of Morocco to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Industrial and Commercial Property Office of Morocco, in its capacity as receiving Office, has notified the International Bureau (IB) under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form with effect from 1 May 2017.

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).

The notification containing the requirements and practices of the Office with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form has been published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/official_notices/index.html

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

Canadian Intellectual Property Office: Withdrawal of the notification of incompatibility under Section 703(f) of the Administrative Instructions under the PCT

Further to the announcement that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office was prepared to accept ePCT Filings with effect from 2 February 2015, the Office has notified the IB that it is now in a position to withdraw its notification of incompatibility under Section 703(f) of the Administrative Instructions (in relation to filing requirements and the basic common standard as to the means of transmittal), with effect from 24 March 2017.  

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