Patent Cooperation Treaty Kit—Table of contents
Introduction: Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)—International patent applications
A patent application is considered to be "international" when it is filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). By filing an international patent application under the PCT, you can seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in a large number of countries.
The information in this kit has been compiled from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) resources and is simply an overview of the PCT filing system. You should not quote it or consider it a legal authority. We encourage you to visit the WIPO website for complete and current information.
Table of contents
- Overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty system
- What is the Patent Cooperation Treaty?
- What is WIPO?
- The PCT procedure simplified
- Minimum requirements for filing
- How to file an international application
- The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
- Summary of links
Contents of this kit are reproduced from the PCT Applicant's Guide with permission from WIPO. WIPO is not responsible for any transformation of the material.
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