Research and Markets: Basic PCT Formalities - For Administrators and Legal Assistants (Seminar, London)

Research and Markets: Basic PCT Formalities - For Administrators and Legal Assistants (Seminar, London)

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has announced the addition of the conference to their offering.

The Basic PCT Formalities - For Administrators and Legal Assistants seminar will be held on the 25-26th April 2013 at the The Harrington Hall Hotel, London


- International Phase Chapter I

- International Phase Chapter II

- Corrections and Amendments

- Withdrawals

- ePCT

- Recent Developments in the PCT System

- Practical Exercises


- How to prepare an international application for filing under the PCT.

- How subsequently to monitor the consecutive procedural steps.

- How to observe time-limits and payment of fees under the PCT international phase.

- What is required prior to entry into the national phase in designated and elected states.


- This seminar has been developed especially for administrators and other legal assistants with no or limited knowledge of the PCT.

- There will be an advanced course for those with existing knowledge of the PCT later in the year.

- Patent attorneys will be more interested in other Management Forum meetings which are better orientated towards their particular needs.


The Harrington Hall Hotel,

5-25 Harrington Gardens

London SW7 4JW


Thursday 25 April 2013

Start: 09.30 - Finish: 17.00

Friday 26 April 2013

Start: 09.00 - Finish: 16.30

Registration & Coffee

25 April 2013 09.00


Nearest Underground station: Gloucester Road.


Introduction to the PCT System

International Phase, Chapter I

- Filing of PCT applications (applicants, requirements

- for international filing date, agents, etc)

- The request form

- Formal requirements

- Time limits and fees

- International search and written opinion

- Supplementary international search (SIS)

- International publication

International Phase, Chapter II

- Filing of the demand

- International preliminary examination

Corrections and Amendments


ePCT (online management of PCT applications)

Recent developments in the PCT System

Discussion of specific questions from the participants

Practical exercises


Christine Bonvallet is Senior Legal Officer, PCT Legal Affairs Section, PCT Legal Division of the Office of the PCT, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva.

Fabienne Gateau, a French national, is Assistant PCT Officer in the PCT Legal Affairs Section, PCT Legal Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva, Switzerland.

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