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June 2017 | No. 06/2017

 

Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, 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 19 June 2017.

The Office will accept international applications filed using ePCT.  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

The acceptance of ePCT-Filings by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property will bring to 47 the total number of receiving Offices which do so1.

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

  1. ePCT-Filing is now available for online filing with the following receiving Offices: RO/IB, RO/AT, RO/AU, RO/AZ, RO/BG, RO/BN, RO/BR, (from 19 June 2017: RO/CH), RO/CL, RO/CO, RO/CU, RO/CZ, RO/DK, RO/DO, RO/DZ, RO/EA, RO/EE, RO/EP, RO/FI, RO/GE, RO/HU, RO/ID, RO/IN, RO/IR, RO/IS, RO/LV, RO/MA, RO/MX, RO/MY, RO/NO, RO/NZ, RO/OM, RO/PA, RO/PH, RO/PL, RO/PT, RO/QA, RO/RU, RO/SA, RO/SE, RO/SG, RO/SK, RO/TR and RO/ZA.  ePCT can be used to prepare international applications for online filing with the following receiving Offices: RO/CA, RO/IL and RO/US.

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