|To||What do I use?||How do I go about it?|
|Prepare the request online and file PCT applications to receiving Offices that are ready for ePCT (see Annex C of the PCT Applicant's Guide)||ePCT||Create your WIPO account at the ePCT portal where you will also find all necessary information via the SUPPORT link and then set up strong authentication methods.|
|For other offices (see Annex C of the PCT Applicant's Guide): prepare the request and send applications online||PCT-SAFE Client||Download and install the latest version of the software from our website. Find user documentation and other support material|
|Prepare the application body (abstract, description, claims and drawings) in XML or PDF format||Application body Converter (Docx to XML) or other XML authoring tool that can generate Annex F compliant application bodies||
WIPO's converter can be used online within ePCT (or accessed directly).
|Software to convert Word Processor (and drawings) files into PDF format||Not available with WIPO, but many products are on the market.|
|Electronically sign and transmit PCT applications using PCT-SAFE||A digital certificate||Enroll online with the WIPO Customer Certification Authority.|
|Upload post-filing documents to your PCT applications||ePCT||Via your WIPO account signing in either with or without strong authentication methods|
|To check the status of PCT applications and documents, to submit a wide range of online requests such as changes under Rule 92bis, withdrawal of an application, Chapter II Demand etc., to check the target date for international publication.||ePCT||
You must sign in to your WIPO account with a strong authentication method and have access to your applications. For more details, please refer to topics such as eOwnership and access rights on the ePCT SUPPORT page.