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Electronic filing of applications

Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic offers possibility to file EP and PCT applications in elec-tronic form with effect from 1 January 2006.

 eOLFPCT-SAFE
Filing of EP applications Yes No
Filing of PCT applications Yes No
Smart card Yes No
Digital certificate No Yes

Electronic filing of applications or Online Filing presents the fast, safe way to file patent applications via Internet directly from your PC. It enables to prepare patent applications in electronic form and file them via safe electronic submission or using physical medium (CD or DVD) to IPO SK. Here, you can find all needed information about eOLF and PCT-SAFE.

Benefits

  • saves time and money
  • provides instant receipt with number and date of filing
  • guarantees maximum security
  • offers a fee reduction
    • 75 EUR for EP application
    • 200 CHF for PCT application if the description, claims and abstract are filed in PDF format
    • 300 CHF for PCT application if the description, claims and abstract are filed in XML format

Note - all smart cards must be registered before they can be accepted for filing to the IPO SK. Digital cer-tificates issued by WIPO do not need to be registered.

What you need to do for electronic filing application:

  1. Decide which software you want to use (eOLF or PCT-SAFE) and order or download the required software from EPO homepage or WIPO homepage.
  2. Contact IPO SK for setting IPO SK as receiving office.
  3. Register your smart card to the IPO SK. Digital certificates do not need to be registered.

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