2.8.001International applications must be filed using the PCT request form (PCT/RO/101) or a corresponding computer printout. Applicants are advised to read carefully the PCT request form and the explanatory notes before completing the form. For electronic filing, see points 2.2.003 ff.
Art. 3 PCT, Art. 4 PCT, Art. 11(1)(iii) PCT
R. 3, 4 PCT
WIPO PCT Guide 5.015-5.093
2.8.002Copies of the PCT request form and the explanatory notes are available free of charge from the EPO, the IB and national patent offices. Both documents may also be downloaded from the WIPO website.25