WIPO Trademark Registration ® Register your Trademark Worldwid All PCT Contracting States are bound by Chapter II of the PCT relating to the international preliminary examination. With the declaration provided for in PCT Article 64(5). Applies also to Hong Kong, China with effect from 1 July 1997. Not applicable to Macau, China. With the declaration provided for in PCT Article 64(2)(a)(ii) PCT Contracting States and Two-letter Codes (153 on 1 May 2020) 1 Extension of European patent possible. 2 May only be designated for a regional patent (the national route via the PCT has been closed). 3 Italy will open its national route on 1 July 2020. For international applications ﬁ led on or after that date, Italy will automatically b
WIPO's member states determine the direction, budget and activities of the Organization through the decision-making bodies.We currently have 193 member states. To become a member, a state must deposit an instrument of ratification or accession with the Director General.The WIPO Convention provides that membership is open to any state that is: . a member of the Paris Union for the Protection. Time Limits for Entering National/Regional Phase under PCT Chapters I and II (in months from priority date) (status on 2 January 2020) Note that detailed information on the excusing of delays in meeting time limits before certain designated/elected Offices is contained in the corresponding National Chapters of the PCT Applicant's Guide WIPO ST.3 Table LIST OF STATES, OTHER ENTITIES AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, IN ALPHABETIC SEQUENCE OF THEIR SHORT NAMES, AND THEIR CORRESPONDING CODES (as of March 22, 2007) AFGHANISTA NR No Reinstatement - PCT Rule 49.6 requires that each PCT country allows reinstatement of a PCT application that doesn't enter the National Stage within the usual 30 month period or, the longer period noted by code Nxx stated above. As stated in this rule, if an applicant missed the deadline, he or she can petition the national patent office to reinstate the application with a fee and. Since the PCT does not cover every country, applicants interested in foreign patent protection must keep in mind the non-extended 12-month deadline and individual filing requirement for the following non-PCT countries. As of the date of this post, the list of non-member countries include: Afghanistan Andorra Argentina Bahamas Bangladesh Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Burundi Cape Verde East Timor [
Codes on the Country List. Codes for exceptions to the standard 30 month deadline - C2 / Nxx / NR. C2 = Chapter II Required - This country has not yet changed its national law to conform to the post-April 2002 PCT 30-month national entry procedure.A Chapter II demand must still be filed before 19 months to get the benefit of the 30-month national entry timing in these countries Note (1): When viewing the bibliographic data of a PCT application in the WIPO database, you will not be able to see the patent families or the list of cited or citing documents, and the Mosaics and INPADOC legal status options will not be available. If you want to retrieve any of this information you will need to perform your search in the worldwide database . This search facility features: flexible search syntax; automatic word stemming and relevance ranking; as well as graphical results WIPO will not reclassify, in accordance with the 2018 version of the eleventh edition of the Nice Classification, the list of goods and services of an international registration that is the subject, after December 31, 2017, of a renewal, subsequent designation or any other change affecting the said list. WIPO will insert the abbreviation NCL. There are three PCT countries, Luxembourg (LU), Tanzania (TZ), and Uganda (UG) that have issued reservations to the PCT Treaty, and if you wish to enter national phase in these countries, you must either file by 20 months from the priority date (the U.S. application), or you must file a PCT Chapter II Demand to defer the deadline to 30 months. However, patent protection in each of these.
However, in respect of a small number of designated Offices, old Article 22(1) PCT still applies. The list of the contracting states for which that provision is still applicable is published on the WIPO website (see point 14). According to the latest information from WIPO available on 9 June 2017, the 20/21-month time limit applies to the following states: Luxembourg (LU), United Republic of. Members of the EPO. Here you can see a list of the contracting member states of the European Patent Organisation. The functioning of the European Patent Organisation including the European Patent Office is based on the European Patent Convention that is, the European patent system's founding treaty, signed 5 October 1973 in Munich. The EPO was established by Belgium, Germany, France.