Form

National processing of international patent (UK) application

Use this form to request national processing of an international application for a patent (UK).

Documents

Form NP1

Details

Do not use this form if you want the international application to be treated as an application under the Act, in accordance with section 89(3) or (5), when it, or the designation of the United Kingdom in it, has been deemed withdrawn, or when it has been refused a filing date under the Treaty. In these circumstances you should apply in writing to the office within 2 months of the notification mentioned in PCT Rule 51. You should include a statement of the facts on which you rely together with the fee which is payable (see rule 71). Within the same period of 2 months you should ask the International Bureau to send copies of the documents on file to the office (PCT Article 25.1).

A fee is payable upon entering the national phase. For details of that fee, and fees due in respect of requests made under part 6 and parts 8(a) and (b) above, and ways to pay, please contact the Office.

All Intellectual Property Office fee bearing forms should be filed with the appropriate fee.

Cost

£30
£12

Available online

Published 29 April 2014
Last updated 21 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Form NP1 fee sheet updated.

  2. Fee sheet added to Form NP1 and text 'All Intellectual Property Office fee bearing forms should be filed with the appropriate fee' added.

  3. Patent form NP1: Data Privacy added.

  4. First published.