Posted Monday 11th of May 2015 .

On 16 April 2015 WIPO launched a multilingual interface of ePCT, marking a major expansion of its global gateway for online filing and management of international patent applications. The new user interface of the system is now available in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The availability of the interface in these PCT publication languages increases the PCT’s accessibility for applicants and patent Offices worldwide including the Middle East, where in addition to viewing the interface in Arabic, users may also review actions and cover letters rendered in Arabic as long as Arabic is the language of international publication (i.e. the selected language of filing the patent application). The ePCT provides an automatic checking function during the preparation phase ensuring the validity of the data provided, and reducing and potentially eliminating errors before filing. After filing, ePCT also allows both applicants and patent Offices to manage international applications in a paperless environment, saving time and money. (WIPO, PR/2015/775, 16 April 2015)

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