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February 2018 | No. 02/2018

 

Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Intellectual Property Office (Serbia) to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Intellectual Property Office (Serbia), 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 March 2018.

The Office will accept international applications filed in electronic form 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 will be published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) shortly at:

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

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

State Intellectual Property Office (Croatia) will accept international applications filed using ePCT‑Filing

The State Intellectual Property Office (Croatia), in its capacity as receiving Office, which already accepts international applications filed in electronic form, has notified the IB that, with effect from 1 March 2018, it 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).

Furthermore, the Office has notified the IB that, with effect from 1 March 2018, it will no longer accept international applications filed in electronic form using the PCT-SAFE software. 

The notification containing the requirements and practices of the Office with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form will be updated in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) shortly at:

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

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

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