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How to get a Patent Pending Number

To get a Patent Pending Number:

  • Register on the Iptica Patent Pending Number system
  • Input the TITLE
  • Insert the applicant's (i.e. owner's) name and physical address
  • Add the inventor's name and country
  • Sign (or e-sign) application forms P3 and a Power of Attorney authorising a patent law firm to file the application in the applicant's name
  • Upload a Patent Pending document (i.e. a document "fully describing" the product, composition, system, app, or steps in a method)
  • Pay $99

Click to see an example of the completed form:

The process takes only a few minutes.

The Patent Pending Number application will automatically be filed with a Patent Office of a country that is a member of the "Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property". Within a business day, you will receive an official Patent Pending Number, which you may use in all 177 Paris Convention member countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican, Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea‐Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San, Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra, Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and, Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Your Patent Pending Number details will be added to an online official Patent Office Register. Customers and competitors can visit this official register, input your Patent Pending Number and confirm the number, title, and applicant and inventor details. However, they won't have access to your Patent Pending document.

What next?

Nothing, unless you want to. Your Patent Pending application will not be examined. In a year's time, the Patent Pending Number will simply lapse. No further actions are required from you, and no further costs are incurred. However, should you wish to get a "granted patent", you will need to file a "complete patent" within the 12 month period.

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