Foreign filing process
Looking to learn more about the international patenting process? You’ve come to the right place. Click on the links below to learn more about the foreign patent filing process: PCT national stage entry, direct filing and European validation.
PCT national stage entry overview
A common way of pursuing patent rights outside your home country is to file an international-type patent application called a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application.
Direct (Paris Convention) filing overview
Alternative to, or in combination with the PCT, applicants can file directly into the jurisdictions where they are seeking patent protection.