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WIPO - PCT Applicant's Guide MC - Monaco
Intellectual Property Division, Department of Economic Expansion (Monaco)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Intellectual Property Division, Department of Economic Expansion (Monaco)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Two-letter code:
Monaco - Intellectual Property Division, Department of Economic Expansion (Monaco)
Name of Office:
Intellectual Property Division, Department of Economic Expansion (Monaco)
9 rue du Gabian
MC 98000 Monaco (Principauté)
Mailing address:
Same as above
(377) 98 98 98 01
(377) 92 05 75 20
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
Yes, the Office is prepared to allow applicants to make national applications filed in electronic form available to the WIPO DAS
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
European patents
Payment methods accepted by the Office:
Not applicable. The Office does not act as receiving Office and has closed its national route.
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
Provisional protection after international publication:
Designation for the purposes of a European patent:
(1) International application published in one of the EPO official languages: damages, possibly seizure of the articles infringing the patent; however, the court hearing the infringement action stays proceedings until the patent is granted; any national requirements relating to the translation of the claims in the application must be met.
(2) International application published in a language which is not an EPO official language: the protection referred to in (1) does not become effective until the EPO publishes the international application supplied to it in one of its official languages.
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
For a European patent
Refer to Annex B(EP)

Annex C - Receiving Office

The Office does not act as receiving Office
This Office has delegated its RO functions to RO/EP. Refer to Annex C(EP) for more information.

National Phase

The Office closed the national route
Current version applicable from 16 May 2024 , printed on 15 Jul 2024