Electronic filing of PCT applications now available
Since November 10, 2015, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC), in its capacity as a Receiving Office 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.
Applicants using the ePCT for the filing of PCT international applications in SIC as Receiving Office, will benefit from a reduction in the international filing fee charged by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
For more information about the requirements and practices of SIC with regard to the filing of international applications in electronic form, click here.
The acceptance of ePCT filings by SIC brings to 27 the total number of receiving Offices that do so. In the Latin American region, SIC has joined the Mexican (IMPI) and Chilean (INAPI) PTOs in accepting electronic filing of PCT applications.