World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 102bis
Filing of PCT-EASY Request Together with
PCT-EASY Physical Medium Containing Request Data and Abstract

 (a)  Pursuant to Rule 89ter, any receiving Office may, if it is prepared to do so, accept the filing with it of an international application containing the request presented as a print-out prepared using the PCT-EASY features of the PCT-SAFE software made available by the International Bureau ("PCT-EASY request") together with a physical medium that has been specified by the receiving Office in accordance with Annex F. Such physical medium shall contain a copy in electronic form of the data contained in the request and of the abstract ("PCT-EASY physical medium").

 (b)  Any receiving Office which, under paragraph (a), accepts the filing of PCT-EASY requests together with PCT-EASY physical media shall notify the International Bureau accordingly. The International Bureau shall promptly publish this information in the Gazette.

(c)  Item 4(a) of the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations shall apply to reduce the fees payable in respect of an international application containing a PCT-EASY request filed, together with a PCT-EASY physical medium, with a receiving Office which, under paragraph (a), accepts the filing of such international applications.

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