November 2018 | No. 11/2018


Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications

Registry of Industrial Property (Costa Rica) to begin receiving and processing international applications in electronic form

The Registry of Industrial Property (Costa Rica), in its capacity as receiving Office, has notified the International Bureau (IB) under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form with effect from 1 December 2018.

The Office will accept international applications filed in electronic form using ePCT-Filing. The applicable electronic filing fee reductions listed in item 4 of the Schedule of Fees are indicated in Fee Table I(a).

The notification containing the requirements and practices of the Office with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form will be published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) shortly at:


(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (CR))

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