Participating Offices


Title:National Institute of Industrial Property
Depositing Office:
  • National patent applications (October 1, 2019)
  • National utility model applications (October 1, 2019)
  • PCT international applications filed with the office as a PCT receiving office (October 1, 2019)
Depositing Office since:December 1, 2020


Date: December 1, 2020

The French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) notified the International Bureau in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 12 of the Framework Provisions for the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) that INPI would commence operation as a depositing Office of WIPO DAS with effect from December 1, 2020.

Technical arrangements

Technical and operational options adopted by INPI are:

  • INPI as a depositing Office will deposit certified copies of patent and utility model applications as priority documents, including PCT applications filed at their Office on and after October 1, 2019, which the applicant specifically requests be made available to the service.
  • All documents and information will be exchanged in greyscale or color and in PDF format through the WIPO DAS Office web portal and based on WIPO PCT-EDI.

Practical information

The following practical information may be useful to applicants:

  • The national and international applications hosted in the Institute’s digital library use the respective number formats FR YYNNNNN and PCT / FRYYYY / NNNNNN.

Further details on the INPI’s participation in the service will be made available at the office's website