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September 2018 | No. 09/2018

 

Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Offices which no longer accept PCT-SAFE filings

The following Offices have notified the International Bureau that, with effect from 1 October 2018, they will no longer accept international applications in electronic form using the PCT‑SAFE software:

  • the National Institute of Industrial Property (Portugal) (which already accepts international applications filed electronically using ePCT‑Filing or EPO Online Filing);
  • the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (which already accepts international applications filed electronically using ePCT‑Filing or EPO Online Filing);
  • the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (Romania) (which already accepts international applications filed electronically using EPO Online Filing); and
  • the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (which already accepts international applications filed electronically using EPO Online Filing).

This information updates PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (LT, PL, RO and PT).

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