WIPO Academy – Distance Learning Program


WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states.


Mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO’s mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.


Since 1999, WIPO have been offering distance learning (DL) courses, covering all aspects of intellectual property (IP), to both professionals and those new to the field.

WIPO is the only institution offering online IP courses in up to ten languages.

Interaction between our students and faculty of renowned academics from universities worldwide, takes place online through discussion forums.



This course is open for all who are wishing to obtain a general understanding of the PCT system.

Current Session : 15th Jan 2020 – 17th Nov 2020

Course : 15th Jan 2020 – 30th Nov 2020

The DL101PCT course provides an introduction and general overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an international system that facilitates the acquisition of patents on a global scale.


The DL101PCT course is comprised of fourteen modules:

  • Module 1: What is the PCT?
  • Module 2: Why Use the PCT?
  • Module 3: Preparing the PCT Application
  • Module 4: Filing the PCT Application
  • Module 5: PCT Electronic Services
  • Module 6: Patent Agents and Common Representatives
  • Module 7: International Search Report and Written Opinion of the ISA
  • Module 8: International Publication
  • Module 9: International Preliminary Examination
  • Module 10: Entry into the National Phase
  • Module 11: Special International Phase Procedures
  • Module 12: Procedures for Inventions in the Field of Biotechnology
  • Module 13: Access by Third Parties to the File of a PCT Application
  • Module 14: PCT Outlook


Final Exam and Certificate

This course is entirely self-study. An electronic certificate may be generated upon successful completion of the course quizzes.

INFORMATION COURTESY : https://welc.wipo.int/acc/index.jsf?page=courseCatalog.xhtml&lang=en&cc=PCT_101E&fbclid=IwAR0e8F2cNABTIUc-jCPYruDxgTxiMafZ5z7fkDRW1zBQizyuXga3mq1UvM0#plus_PCT_101E

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.