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.

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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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