Which countries are part of the PCT?
PCT Member States (152) – as at 30 June 2019
|Albania – AL||Germany – DE (EP)||Nigeria – NG|
|Angola – AO||Greece – GR (EP)1||Oman – OM|
|Antigua and Barbuda – AG||Grenada – GD||Panama – PA|
|Armenia – AM (EA)||Guatemala – GT||Papua New Guinea – PG|
|Australia – AU||Guinea – GN (OA)1||Peru – PE|
Is China a PCT country?
Is China a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)? Yes. In 1994, China became a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and was authorized by the PCT as an International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (ISEA).
Which countries are not in the PCT?
Which countries are not PCT members?
Is Lebanon a part of PCT?
Lebanon is not a member of PCT; the applications may be filed via the national procedure only within the term of 12 months from the priority date.
Is UAE part of PCT?
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, announces that the United Arab Emirates deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT on December 10, 1998. The United Arab Emirates will become the 99th Contracting State of the PCT on March 10, 1999.
Is Brazil a member of the PCT?
Brazil is a contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Brazil is a contracting state of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
Is Hong Kong a PCT country?
Hong Kong, SAR China, is not a member of the PCT, but patents granted in China or in the United Kingdom (either by national or European Patent procedure) by PCT designation can be extended to Hong Kong.
Is Taiwan part of PCT?
The ROC (Taiwan) is not a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and therefore is unable to accept the PCT application.
Is the time limit for PCT Article 22 the same?
Accordingly, the time period for filing the copy of the international application, the translation, and the fee under PCT Article 22 is the same as the 30 month time period set forth in PCT Article 39. The USPTO has adopted the 30 month time limit set forth in PCT Article 22 (1).
Which is a country covered by the PCT Treaty?
ARIPO – The country is covered by ARIPO Patent (English-speaking African countries) EuP – The country is covered by Eurasian Patent (former USSR states) 31-month deadline to enter regional phase.
Are there any countries that have signed the Patent Cooperation Treaty?
Below are the countries that have signed the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Note: For more information about each of these countries, you can check it at WIPO’s PCT Applicant’s Guide page. C2 “Chapter II Required” – This particular country has not yet changed its national law to follow the post-April 2002 PCT 30-month national entry procedure.
Can a regional patent be used in a PCT country?
… only – When a regional code if followed by “only”, it means that an applicant cannot enter National Stage to get a national patent through PCT. The applicant must use a regional patent to get patent coverage in this country. EPO – countries that are covered by European Patent Convention (EPC).