The Demo environment enables PCT users to practice filing with the PCT-SAFE software. Please note, however, that this software is currently in maintenance mode, with no further development before it's phased out.
Note:The International Bureau encourages PCT applicants to use ePCT-Filing, which is available for online filing at over 50 receiving Offices, including RO/IB, and for preparing and validating the RO/101 data for submission to the e-filing systems of other receiving Offices such as RO/CA, RO/IL and RO/US that do not accept direct online filings.
We recommend filing via browser-based ePCT, thus avoiding any downloads and software updates.
In order to file to the Demo server, for example at RO/IB, select the option "demo mode" when starting PCT-SAFE.
The File Manager will also indicate that the Demo mode has been selected:
Applications are created and submitted as follows:
- create the PCT-SAFE request form;
- attach the application body in XML format (created, e.g., with WIPO's XML convertion tool) or application documents, e.g., in PDF format;
- digitally sign;
- submit on-line.
For further details please see User Guides. Note: Applications filed in the demo environment must not contain any confidential or sensitive data. A receipt will be issued confirming that the demo filing has been successfully completed, with a PCT number in demo mode. For any questions, please contact the PCT eServices Help Desk.