Acceptance of electronic filing of PCT international applications
As part of the continuous improvement process of the services offered by the Chilean Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) within the framework of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the PTO now accepts the electronic filing of PCT international applications through the WIPO ePCT online service. Additionally, this system will also accept all documentation related with the role of INAPI as Receiving Office (RO), International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA).
The ePCT is an online service launched by WIPO for PCT applicants, Receiving Offices (RO) and ISA/IPEA authorities to access the latest bibliographic data and available documents in the databases of the International Office for international applications.
Applicants using the ePCT for the filing of PCT international applications in INAPI as Receiving Office, will benefit from a reduction in the international filing fee charged by WIPO, which is higher than the previously fee under the PCT-EASY option, which is no longer accepted.
To check the PCT international filing fee for INAPI as RO, please click here.