WIPO publishes a monthly newsletter with the latest announcements relating to the filing of applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). For your consideration, we put together some highlights from the June 2013 edition:
- WIPO released a collection of new and updated PCT Resources, including two recent webinars. The webinars entitled, “Strategic Use of the PCT System (International Phase)” and “Strategic Use of the PCT System (National Phase)” draw upon Mr. David Reed’s filing experience and strategies.
- The Practical advice section of the newsletter answers a question from an applicant looking to file a demand for international preliminary examination.
- Comoros joined the OAPI, bringing the total number of member States in the African Intellectual Property Organization to 17. As this article explains, they deposited their instrument of accession to the Bangui agreement on May 25, 2013.
- Lastly, WIPO published updated versions of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Regulations under the PCT in paper versions. Language revisions were made for Arabic, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, English, and French.
Please check in next month for another recap of WIPO’s PCT newsletter and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP!