Electronic filing of international patent applications available
Since February 1, 2016, the Cuban Industrial Property Office (OCPI), in its capacity as a Receiving Office (RO) of international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), has been accepting international patent applications filed electronically using the ePCT-Filing function in the ePCT Portal.
The ePCT-filing is a World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) online service that allows secure electronic access to international applications filed through the PCT for receiving offices, international authorities and registered users.
Applicants using the ePCT for the filing of PCT international applications in OCPI as RO, will benefit from a reduction in the international filing fee charged by WIPO.
A notification containing the requirements and practices of OCPI regarding the filing of international applications in electronic form was published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) on January 28, 2016 at: