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PCT Filing


PCT is the acronym of Patent Cooperation Treaty. It is a sister Treaty of the Paris Convention administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The PCT facilitates filing of patent applications under a single umbrella and provides for simplified procedure for the search and examination of such applications. There are now over 125 signatory countries to PCT. From December 7, 1998, India is a member of the Paris Convention. The PCT system is a very popular method of filing patent applications throughout the world.

PCT Filing
The Patent cooperation Treaty is basically an agreement between different parties worldwide providing basic guidelines pertaining to the filing of patent applications under PCT. It is mainly a treaty for cooperation with regard to the PCT filing procedure, searching and examination of patent. Any resident of a PCT Contracting State may file an international application directly with the International Bureau of WIPO as receiving Office, apart from filing with the competent national Office. The application under PCT is required to be filed in a manner as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the treaty, in one of the languages accepted by the competent searching authority, which has been opted by the applicant. The due dates for PCT application are as follows: (i) for international publication 18 months from the date of filing of application, (ii) for international preliminary examination report 28 months from the date of filing of application, and (iii) for entry in to the national phase is 31 months.

International PCT Filing Services
There are numbers of firms and legal companies assisting clients and fulfilling their requirements, not only in India but outside India such as USA, UK and all. These firms’ provide assistance by clarifying and explaining necessary guidelines required to file a particular patent application. A PCT application must be drafted in a manner as required by the government of various countries. A patent application into national phase must contain proper specifications, description and claims so that patent application can be processed and examined at the earliest. Thus in order to utilize maximum benefit out of this site it is professionally recommended to take the guidance and consultancy of various patent experts and professionals associated us

 



A PCT application means a patent application under patent cooperation treaty. The due date for a PCT application to enter into national phase is different in different countries. In most of the designated countries the due date for a PCT application to enter into national phase is thirty months from the priority date whereas in India the time limit is thirty one months from the priority date.

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A PCT application into national phase has to be filed in the designated states within 30 months from the priority date. However in India it is 31 months. A PCT application must be drafted in a manner as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing patent law in different countries.

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PCT means Patent Cooperation Treaty. A patent application filed under this treaty is required to be filed in most of the countries who are party to such treaty. The time line to enter into National phase is different in different countries.

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Registration a PCT Application
The PCT applications may be filed either in an approved Receiving Office or directly at the International Bureau at the WIPO in Geneva. The PCT applications usually claim priority from an ordinary patent application, but they may also be filed direct.

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