To associate a PCT application in the international phase with a Customer Number for purposes of viewing the PCT application in Private PAIR, please see the

Request to Update a PCT Application With a Customer Number” form letter [MS Word, 29kB].

The form letter is simply provided for your guidance and convenience.  The following valid information is required to associate a PCT application with a Customer Number for viewing in Private PAIR

  • Customer Number,
  • PCT application number,
  • Registration Number (if not submitted by applicant) and
  • Signature of applicant, attorney or agent of record, or registered attorney or agent named in the originally filed PCT Request (Form PCT/RO/101) (only if there is no attorney or agent of record).  S-Signatures are acceptable. 

Please note that the enclosed “Privacy Act Statement” is provided for your review and is not required as part of the request.

Each PCT application international phase update requires a separate request, which needs to be signed by (one of) the persons indicated above.  This request does not affect or modify the correspondence address or any other information associated with your PCT application; it is merely used for viewing your PCT application in Private PAIR.  Please note that only PCT applications filed on or after January 1, 2004 are viewable in Private PAIR

The Request Letter can be mailed or faxed to:

Mail Stop EBC Customer Number
Commissioner for Patents
P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Fax: 571-273-0177