Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCTSAFE Version Number
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCTSAFE Version Number

0 April 2012 brPage 3br Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCTSAFE April 2012 INTRODUCTION This document outlines the process for assigning eOwnership in ePCT for an international application at the time of filing using PCTSAFE Pr

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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE Version Number 1.0 April 2012
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 INTRODUCTION This document outlines the process for assigning eOwnership in ePCT for an international application at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE. Preconditions for this process are: 1. the user has a valid WIPO Account, which is associated with a valid digital certificate, for access to ePCT Private Services. 2. the April 2012 version of the PCT-SAFE client software is used to create the

PCT request form/e-filing application package. This functionality is available for all filing modes: fully electronic, PCT-EASY in combination with EFS-Web (for filing with RO/US) and PCT-EASY. Detailed instructions on how to prepare the international application using PCT-SAFE, to the point of 'ready to sign' are not included in this document and can be found in the full PCT-SAFE User Guides on the PCT-SAFE website at: http://www.wipo.int/pct-safe/en/support/user_documentation.htm Detailed instructions on how to create a WIPO Account and authenticate it for access to ePCT Private Services can

be found on the ePCT website at: https://pct.wipo.int/ePCT
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 FULLY ELECTRONIC FILING MODE How to assign eOwnership in ePCT In the 'Ready to sign' folder, double-click on the international application, preview the application files, then click 'Continue' to get to the 'List of Signatories' screen. Select the name of the signatory and click the 'Add Signatory' button. On the Signature screen new optional fields have been added where the user can indicate an ePCT Customer ID and ePCT eOwnership code so that

eOwnership will be assigned to that account holder (even if this person is not a signatory) when the international application is loaded into the International Bureau’s electronic processing system. These fields should be filled in before the signature is applied.
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 Obtaining the eOwnership code The account holder to whom eOwnership in ePCT is to be assigned (not necessarily the same person who is signing the international application prepared using PCT-SAFE) logs in to ePCT Private Services. Go to the

'eOwnership' tab. Click on the 'Request Code' button.
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 A pop-up window will appear indicating both the Customer ID of the person who is logged in to ePCT Private Services and a one-time eOwnership Code. The Customer ID and eOwnership Code are to be copy/pasted into the corresponding fields on the PCT-SAFE signature screen. WARNING: please ensure that you hav e successfully copy/pasted this information to PCT-SAFE before closing the eOwnership Code pop-up window, since it not possible to retrieve the

same code once this pop-up window has been closed. However, in the event that the Customer ID and eOwnership Code were not correctly copied/pasted to PCT-SAFE, it is possible to generate a new code by clicking again on the 'Request code' button.
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 Once the eOwnership fields have been completed, apply the signature. This can be a basic signature (alphanumeric or facsimile), or an advanced signature (digital certificate). NOTE: eOwnership can be assigned only once per international application. The

eOwnership details will not appear on any of the rendered PCT-SAFE forms, but will be stored in the background in an xml file for loading into the International Bureau’s electronic processing system.
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 What happens next? Once the eOwnership details have been indicated and the signatures have been applied, proceed with the filing of the application. When the application is loaded into the International Bureau's processing system (either as an application filed directly with the RO/IB or on receipt of the

record copy) a check will be made to see if the xml contains an ePCT Customer ID and an ePCT eOwnership code. The ePCT Customer ID and eOwnership code as indicated on the PCT-SAFE signature screen will be checked against the information stored in ePCT. If the information in PCT-SAFE matches the information in ePCT, eOwnership of the international application will automatically be assigned to the holder of the account with the corresponding Customer ID who will be notified by e-mail that the application is now available in his ePCT Workbench.
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time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 PCT-EASY FOR EFS-WEB FILING If filing with the RO/US in PCT-EASY for EFS-Web mode, the signature is applied to the draft form via the Annotate page. Click 'Sign', preview the application fi les, and click Continue to get to the signature screens shown on page 4. Follow the same steps for obtaining the ePCT eOwnership code and completing the signature screen.
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Assign eOwnership in ePCT at the time of filing using PCT-SAFE – April 2012 10 PCT-EASY TYPE FILING If filing in PCT-EASY mode, the indication of the signatories is applied to

the draft form via the Annotate page. The names of the signatories will appear on the printout of the PCT-EASY request form. However, the ePCT eOwnership information will not appear on the form. In order for eOwnership in ePCT to be assigned to the international application, the PCT-EASY physical medium will need to be submitted with the paper documents and subsequently provided to the International Bureau. [End of document]