Euro-PCT Guide – PCT procedure at the EPO
16th edition / January 2023
This guide is aimed at applicants interested in pursuing the procedure under the PCT and focuses on elements specific to the PCT procedure before the EPO. It is referred to as the "Euro-PCT Guide" to distinguish it from the PCT Applicant's Guide published by WIPO ("WIPO PCT Guide").
The Euro-PCT Guide aims to cover all the points to note when the EPO acts as:
- a receiving Office (RO)
- an International Searching Authority (ISA)
- a Supplementary International Searching Authority (SISA)
- an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA)
- a designated or elected Office.
The Euro-PCT Guide is published in English, French and German and is only available electronically.