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How To File A PCT International Patent Application with India As A Receiving Office?

A patent application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which is a multilateral treaty and administered by International Bureau (IB), of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is called an international application, or PCT application.

Procedure for Filing a PCT International Patent Application from India:

  1. Filing of the International Application:
    International Application may be filed directly with International Bureau (IB) or with the Receiving Office (RO).

  2. International Search:
    An International Search Report (ISR) and Written Opinion (WO) on the patentability of the subject matter disclosed in the invention is established by one of the International Searching Authorities (ISA).

  3. International Publication:
    International Application alongwith the ISR is published by the IB of WIPO

  4. Supplementary International Search (Optional):
    Supplementary searches identifies published documents which may not have been searched by the ISA because of the diversity of prior art in different languages and different technical fields.

  5. International Preliminary Examination (Optional):
    International Preliminary Examining Authority at applicant’s request carries out an additional patentability analysis, after international publication, usually on an amended version of application.

International Publication:

International publication takes place after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date.

For more information on PCT International Patent Application filing services in India please write to us at: info@ssrana.com

 
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