June 2019 | No. 06/2019


Collaborative Search and Examination Pilot News

PCT Newsletter No. 07-08/2018 contained details of a Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) pilot, whereby the IP5 Offices, upon the applicant’s specific request to participate, all contribute towards the international search report and the written opinion of the International Searching Authority (ISA) for a particular international application.  Each participating Office plans to process around 50 international applications as main ISA during the first year (July 2018 to June 2019) and a similar quantity in the second year (July 2019 to June 2020). 

News about participating Offices

Korean Intellectual Property Office

It is recalled that, initially, the Korean Intellectual Property Office as main ISA within the framework of the CS&E pilot accepted requests for participation in the pilot in respect of international applications filed in English.  As from 28 June 2019, the Office will accept requests for participation in respect of international applications filed in Korean.  Please note that, where such an application has been provisionally accepted for the pilot project, an English translation of the application must be submitted within one month of the date of notification of the provisional acceptance.  Further information is available at: