Patent Filing Requirements

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There are two main ways in which you can file a patent application:

  1. Direct entry application; and
  2. International applications entering national phase via the PCT Route.

Please find below the standard filing requirements for each of the above:

Direct Entry Applications:

  1. Agent (or Applicant) Cover letter
  2. Prescribed Form 1: Request for grant of Patent or Utility Model Certificate
  3. Invention specification
  4. Description
  5. Claims
  6. Drawings
  7. Abstract
  8. Lodgement fee of K1,000.00

International Applications:

If you are filing an international application coming via the PCT route, the documents required are as follows:

  1. Agent (or Applicant) Cove letter
  2. PCT Request Form (In place of Form 1)
  3. WIPO PCT Publication Sheet
  4. Invention Specification
  5. Description
  6. Claims
  7. Drawings
  8. Abstract
  9. Lodgement fee of K1,000.00

For purpose of PCT, Papua New Guinea has a 31 month time limit for all international applications to enter national phase in PNG.

Please note that he above is only for information purposes and should be treated only as a guide.  The information here is only relevant at the time of posting.

Please contact us by email on mea@meavaiip.com for further consultation.

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