Indian Patent Office and National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile) to begin receiving and processing international applications under the PCT in electronic form

wipo-logoThe Indian Patent Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile), in their capacities as receiving Offices, have notified the International Bureau (IB) under PCT Rule 89bis.1(d) that, with effect from 15 November 2014 and 1 January 2015, respectively, they are/will be prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form. Both Offices accept/will accept international applications filed using the ePCT-Filing function in the ePCT Portal.

The notifications containing the requirements and practices of the Indian Patent Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile) with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form were published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette).

Source: WIPO