World Intellectual Property Organization

Availability of the electronic filing system at RO/IB

The system is operating normally.

Alternative means of filing with the International Bureau as receiving Office are listed below:

  • Paper filing sent by fax and by mail
  • Electronic filing on physical media prepared using PCT-SAFE software, sent by mail
  • In some cases, using ePCT-Filing (see the ePCT homepage

Please note that applications in PCT-EASY format are not accepted anymore. new.gif

The following postal address must be used for the filing of international applications via mail:

International Bureau of WIPO
PCT Receiving Office Section 
34, chemin des Colombettes 
1211 Geneva 20 

For the purpose of hand-delivery of applications, the PCT Receiving Office Section is open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 2.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. A letter box is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For receiving Office inquiries, please use the following numbers:

Telephone: (+41-22) 338 92 22  or (+41-22) 338 91 11 (WIPO switchboard)
Facsimile:   (+41-22) 910 06 10 or (+41-22) 338 70 60 in case of transmission difficulties
For any technical questions, please contact the PCT eServices Help Desk.  

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