Decembre 2017 | No. 12/2017


Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Italian Patent and Trademark Office to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Italian Patent and Trademark Office, 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 4 December 2017.

The Office will accept international applications filed using ePCT‑Filing.  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 was published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) on 23 November 2017 at:


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

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