Nordic Patent Institute as International PCT Authority for Swedish Applicants

As of 1 January 2013, Swedish PCT applicants have the same options as applicants from Denmark, Iceland and Norway when choosing an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA). They can choose to use EPO, PRV or Nordic Patent Institute.

This provides them with the option of a third individual opinion when filing a typical EP-PCT application with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) as Receiving Office.

Since Nordic Patent Institute started operations in 2008, it has only been acting as an ISA and IPEA for nationals and residents of its member states, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. Swedish nationals and residents now have the same options.

We would like to take this opportunity to say welcome to the Swedish users of the PCT system. We hope that we can be of service to you in the future.

We encourage you to look at the information on our website concerning the PCT. Should you have any additional questions feel free to contact us, by email npi@npi.int or by telephone +45 4350 8500.