World Intellectual Property Organization

PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter II: General

Handling of Requests Prepared Using the PCT EASY Software

18A.  The procedure for the processing by the receiving Office of requests in PCT EASY format, including entering appropriate indications (international application number, international filing date, etc.) is contained in the PCT-EASY Manual for PCT Receiving Offices, available on the PCT-SAFE website; see also paragraphs 165A to 165M. Since PCT-EASY is integrated into PCT-SAFE, all subsequent references in these Guidelines to PCT-EASY would in fact refer to the PCT-EASY features contained within the PCT-SAFE software as of 1 January 2004. A further edition of these Guidelines will include the necessary modifications relating to electronic filing of international applications.

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