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FILING REQUIREMENTS

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STANDARD REQUIREMENTS

Are you (applicant) a citizen of PNG and applying? Or are you a foreigner (applicant) directly applying to the IP office and not through the PCT system? If yes, then you will need to fulfill the following filing requirements;

  1. Fill in Form 1 if you are applying from within PNG
  2. Provide an official letter expressing your interest via your local law agent
  3. Attach the complete description of the invention that is inclusive of but not limited to;
    • Claims
    • Figures, drawings, graphs, sequence listings etc. and;
    • Abstract
  4. The application MUST be filed in triplicates (3 copies) in accordance with Section 15(1) of the Patents & Industrials Designs Regulation 2000.
  5. Attach Power of Attorney and Statement Justifying the Applicant's Right and
  6. Application Fee of K1000.00 in bank draft or cheque made out to "Investment Promotion Authority". We have other payment methods available for your convenience.

Are you entering national phase within PNG via the PCT system? (All PCT applications have a 31 month time limit for national phase entries)

  1. Provide the PCT Publication Pamphlet & a PCT Request Form disclosing the bibliographic data of the applicant and the application.
  2. Provide an official letter expressing your interest via your local law agent
  3. Attach the complete description of the invention that is inclusive of but not limited to;
    • Claims
    • Figures, drawings, graphs, sequence listings etc. and;
    • Abstract
  4. The application MUST be filed in triplicates (3 copies) in accordance with Section 15(1) of the Patents & Industrials Designs Regulation 2000.
  5. Attach Power of Attorney and Statement Justifying the Applicant's Right and;
  6. Application Fee of K1000.00 in cheque or bank draft made out to "Investment Promotion Authority". We have other payment methods available for your convenience.

    Supplementary Documents required for filing :

  7. International Search Report
  8. Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority
  9. International Preliminary Examination Report/International Preliminary Report on Patentability
  10. Copy of the Priority document, if declared, and;
  11. Certificate of Translation (if any)
  12. It is also mandatory that all documents submitted must adhere to Section 15 of the Patents & Industrial Designs Regulation 2000 with emphasis on the reproducibility of the documents which should be clear & legible.

PCT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (urgent cases)

This is only applicable to PCT applications that are intended to enter national phase within PNG within the 31 month time limit as stated in Article 22 (PCT)

  1. Cover letter disclosing the International number of the PCT Application.
  2. A copy of the published PCT Pamphlet containing bibliography data of the applicant and application.
  3. The complete specification in English translation.

Patent Application Guide

For applicants or those requiring step by step guidance in filing a Patent Application, please refer to:
Patent Application Guide

Patent Flow Chart

Click here for the Patents Flow Chart

Classification of Inventions using the International Patent Classification

Patents have an international classification system that is used by IPOPNG to classify inventions. And this classification system is called the " International Patent Classification" provided by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

 

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