PCT AG-IP 5.001 What is an international application?

Article 2(vii)

5.001.   What is an international application?  An application is “international” when it is filed under and with reference to the PCT.  It is the first step towards obtaining a patent in or for a State party to the PCT:  “in” such a State when a national patent is desired;  “for” such a State when a regional patent (ARIPO, Eurasian, European or OAPI patent) is desired.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip05.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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