Submitting documentation and receiving correspondence

Find out everything you need to know about submitting documentation to the IPI in the sections below.


Submissions by email

You can submit the Word and PDF files available for download on the documents and links page, as well as other documentation by email to the IPI. Please be sure to read the Terms of Use as well as the list of procedures for which submission by email is permitted. Please use one of the following email addresses only

The IPI will notify you of receipt of your email with an email containing a digitally signed confirmation. The confirmation contains the official date of receipt by the IPI. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt for a submission with a time limit, this means that the IPI has not received your submission. In such cases, it is essential that you re-send your submission to the IPI by post. You can find more information at


For patent applications only

Please note that for new patent applications, you must submit three copies of the technical documentation if you send them by post (only two copies are required if you are submitting them after having already filed the application). However, if you send your documents by email to the address patent.adminnot shown@ekomm.ipito make life hard for spam, you only need to attach one copy of the technical documentation as a PDF file.

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