PCT NEWSLETTER

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March 2017 | No. 03/2017

 

New/Updated PCT Resources

ISA and IPEA Agreements

The Agreement between the International Bureau of WIPO and the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent), as in force from 8 March 2017, relating to the functioning of the Office as an International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT, has been published in PDF format in English and French at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/agreements/ag_tr.pdf

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/texts/agreements/ag_tr.pdf

“PCT Three Million” web page

The web page dedicated to the receipt of the three millionth PCT application, which includes links to the videos of the presentations by WIPO Director General Francis Gurry and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft is now available in all ten publication languages at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/3million/

Quality reports

In accordance with the PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines, paragraphs 21.26 and 21.27, the International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities make annual reports on the quality management systems which they have implemented for their work as International Authorities. The complete set of reports for 2016 is now available at:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/quality/authorities.html

Warning about requests for payment of fees: legal actions against fraudulent entities

Information about successful legal actions against fraudulent entities is now available in French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian, in addition to English, at, respectively:

http://www.wipo.int/pct/fr/warning/judgments/successes.html

http://www.wipo.int/pct/de/warning/judgments/successes.html

http://www.wipo.int/pct/es/warning/judgments/successes.html

http://www.wipo.int/pct/ja/warning/judgments/successes.html

http://www.wipo.int/pct/ru/warning/judgments/successes.html

Meeting documents

PCT Working Group

Documents which have been prepared for the upcoming tenth session of the PCT Working Group, which will be held in Geneva during the period from 8 to 12 May 2017, are available at:

         http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=42289

PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation

Documents which have been prepared for the upcoming thirtieth session of the PCT Committee for Technical Cooperation (CTC), which will be held in Geneva during the period from 8 to 12 May 2017, are available at:

http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_id=42647

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