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Patent Cooperation Treaty

Treaty data

Treaty number
002940
Date of conclusion
19-06-1970
Place of conclusion
Washington
Provisional application
Entry into force
24-01-1978
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1973, 20
1979, 104
1979, 140
1980, 32
1981, 121
1981, 207
1982, 106
1982, 183
1983, 176
1984, 138
1986, 3
1992, 66
1992, 102
1993, 9
1993, 198
1995, 113
1996, 25
1998, 26
1998, 154
1998, 218
1998, 280
1999, 33
2000, 42
2000, 111
2000, 136
2001, 76
2001, 147
2002, 26
2002, 63
2004, 242
2006, 77
1984, 90
2006, 214
2007, 46
2007, 164
2008, 175
2009, 13
2009, 128
2010, 95
2011, 56
2012, 59
2012, 117
2013, 6
2013, 39
2014, 65
2015, 62
2016, 76
2017, 35
2018, 32
Parliamentary paper
15011
Approval act
1978, 707
Consolidated text
0004680

Comment

The Treaty was in force for the Netherlands Antilles from 24-01-1978 until 10-10-2010.

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
10-07-1979
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
10-10-2010
Netherlands
(Saba)
10-10-2010
Aruba 01-01-1986
Curaçao 10-10-2010
Sint Maarten 10-10-2010

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Albania 04-07-1995 (A) 04-10-1995
Algeria 19-06-1970 08-12-1999 (R) 08-03-2000
Angola 27-09-2007 (A) 27-12-2007
Antigua and Barbuda 17-12-1999 (A) 17-03-2000
Argentina 21-12-1970
Armenia 17-05-1994 (Su) 25-12-1991
Australia 31-12-1979 (A) 31-03-1980
Austria 22-12-1970 23-01-1979 (R) 23-04-1979
Azerbaijan 25-09-1995 (A) 25-12-1995
Bahrain 18-12-2006 (A) 18-03-2007
Barbados 12-12-1984 (A) 12-03-1985
Belarus 14-04-1993 (Su) 25-12-1991
Belgium 30-12-1970 14-09-1981 (R) 14-12-1981
Belize 17-03-2000 (A) 17-06-2000
Benin 26-11-1986 (A) 26-02-1987
Bosnia and Herzegovina 07-06-1996 (A) 07-09-1996
Botswana 29-07-2003 (A) 30-10-2003
Brazil 19-06-1970 09-01-1978 (R) 09-04-1978
Brunei 24-04-2012 (A) 24-07-2012
Bulgaria 21-02-1984 (A) 21-05-1984
Burkina Faso 21-12-1988 (A) 21-03-1989
Cambodia 08-09-2016 (A) 08-12-2016
Cameroon 15-03-1973 (A) 24-01-1978
Canada 19-06-1970 02-10-1989 (R) 02-01-1990
Central African Republic 15-09-1971 (A) 24-01-1978
Chad 12-02-1974 (A) 24-01-1978
Chile 02-03-2009 (A) 02-06-2009
China 01-10-1993 (A) 01-01-1994
Colombia 29-11-2000 (A) 28-02-2001
Comoros 03-01-2005 (A) 03-04-2005
Costa Rica 03-05-1999 (A) 03-08-1999
Côte d'Ivoire 03-12-1970 31-01-1991 (R) 30-04-1991
Croatia 01-04-1998 (A) 01-07-1998
Cuba 16-04-1996 (A) 16-07-1996
Cyprus 01-01-1998 (A) 01-04-1998
Czech Republic 18-12-1992 (Su) 01-01-1993
Czechoslovakia (<01-01-1993) 20-03-1991 (A) 20-06-1991
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 08-04-1980 (A) 08-07-1980
Denmark 19-06-1970 01-09-1978 (R) 01-12-1978
Djibouti 23-06-2016 (A) 23-09-2016
Dominica 07-05-1999 (A) 07-08-1999
Dominican Republic 28-02-2007 (A) 28-05-2007
Ecuador 07-02-2001 (A) 07-05-2001
Egypt 19-06-1970 06-06-2003 (R) 06-09-2003
El Salvador 17-05-2006 (A) 17-08-2006
Equatorial Guinea 17-04-2001 (A) 17-07-2001
Estonia 24-05-1994 (A) 24-08-1994
Eswatini 20-06-1994 (A) 20-09-1994
Finland 19-06-1970 01-07-1980 (R) 01-10-1980
France 31-12-1970 25-11-1977 (R) 25-02-1978
Gabon 06-03-1975 (A) 24-01-1978
Gambia, The 09-09-1997 (A) 09-12-1997
Georgia 18-01-1994 (Su) 25-12-1991
Germany 19-06-1970 19-07-1976 (R) 24-01-1978
Ghana 26-11-1996 (A) 26-02-1997
Greece 09-07-1990 (A) 09-10-1990
Grenada 22-06-1998 (A) 22-09-1998
Guatemala 14-07-2006 (A) 14-10-2006
Guinea 27-02-1991 (A) 27-05-1991
Guinea-Bissau 12-09-1997 (A) 12-12-1997
Holy See 19-06-1970
Honduras 20-03-2006 (A) 20-06-2006
Hungary 19-06-1970 27-03-1980 (R) 27-06-1980
Iceland 23-12-1994 (A) 23-03-1995
India 07-09-1998 (A) 07-12-1998
Indonesia 05-06-1997 (A) 05-09-1997
Iran 07-07-1970 04-07-2013 (R) 04-10-2013
Ireland 19-06-1970 01-05-1992 (R) 01-08-1992
Israel 19-06-1970 01-03-1996 (R) 01-06-1996
Italy 19-06-1970 28-12-1984 (R) 28-03-1985
Japan 19-06-1970 01-07-1978 (R) 01-10-1978
Jordan 09-03-2017 (A) 09-06-2017
Kazakhstan 16-02-1993 (Su) 25-12-1991
Kenya 08-03-1994 (A) 08-06-1994
Kuwait 09-06-2016 (A) 09-09-2016
Kyrgyzstan 14-02-1994 (Su) 25-12-1991
Laos 14-03-2006 (A) 14-06-2006
Latvia 07-06-1993 (A) 07-09-1993
Lesotho 21-07-1995 (A) 21-10-1995
Liberia 27-05-1994 (A) 27-08-1994
Libya 15-06-2005 (A) 15-09-2005
Liechtenstein 19-12-1979 (A) 19-03-1980
Lithuania 05-04-1994 (A) 05-07-1994
Luxembourg 30-12-1970 31-01-1978 (R) 30-04-1978
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of 10-05-1995 (A) 10-08-1995
Madagascar 10-12-1970 27-03-1972 (R) 24-01-1978
Malawi 16-05-1972 (A) 24-01-1978
Malaysia 16-05-2006 (A) 16-08-2006
Mali 19-07-1984 (A) 19-10-1984
Malta 01-12-2006 (A) 01-03-2007
Mauritania 13-01-1983 (A) 13-04-1983
Mexico 01-10-1994 (A) 01-01-1995
Moldova 14-02-1994 (Su) 25-12-1991
Monaco 31-12-1970 22-03-1979 (R) 22-06-1979
Mongolia 27-02-1991 (A) 27-05-1991
Montenegro 04-12-2006 (Su) 03-06-2006
Morocco 08-07-1999 (A) 08-10-1999
Mozambique 18-02-2000 (A) 18-05-2000
Namibia 01-10-2003 (A) 01-01-2004
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 31-12-1970 10-04-1979 (R) 10-07-1979
New Zealand 01-09-1992 (A) 01-12-1992
Nicaragua 06-12-2002 (A) 06-03-2003
Niger 21-12-1992 (A) 21-03-1993
Nigeria 08-02-2005 (A) 08-05-2005
Norway 19-06-1970 01-10-1979 (R) 01-01-1980
Oman 26-07-2001 (A) 26-10-2001
Panama 07-06-2012 (A) 07-09-2012
Papua New Guinea 14-03-2003 (A) 14-06-2003
Peru 06-03-2009 (A) 06-06-2009
Philippines 19-06-1970 17-05-2001 (R) 17-08-2001
Poland 25-09-1990 (A) 25-12-1990
Portugal 24-08-1992 (A) 24-11-1992
Qatar 03-05-2011 (A) 03-08-2011
Republic of Korea, the 10-05-1984 (A) 10-08-1984
Republic of the Congo 08-08-1977 (A) 24-01-1978
Romania 28-12-1970 23-04-1979 (R) 23-07-1979
Russian Federation 23-12-1970 29-12-1977 (R) 29-03-1978
Rwanda 31-05-2011 (A) 31-08-2011
Saint Kitts and Nevis 27-07-2005 (A) 27-10-2005
Saint Lucia 30-05-1996 (A) 30-08-1996
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 06-05-2002 (A) 06-08-2002
San Marino 14-09-2004 (A) 14-12-2004
São Tomé e Principe 03-04-2008 (A) 03-07-2008
Saudi Arabia 03-05-2013 (A) 03-08-2013
Senegal 29-12-1970 08-03-1972 (R) 24-01-1978
Serbia 19-06-1970 01-11-1996 (R) 01-02-1997
Seychelles 07-08-2002 (A) 07-11-2002
Sierra Leone 17-03-1997 (A) 17-06-1997
Singapore 23-11-1994 (A) 23-02-1995
Slovakia 30-12-1992 (Su) 01-01-1993
Slovenia 01-12-1993 (A) 01-03-1994
South Africa 16-12-1998 (A) 16-03-1999
Spain 16-08-1989 (A) 16-11-1989
Sri Lanka 26-11-1981 (A) 26-02-1982
Sudan 16-01-1984 (A) 16-04-1984
Sweden 19-06-1970 17-02-1978 (R) 17-05-1978
Switzerland 19-06-1970 14-09-1977 (R) 24-01-1978
Syria 29-12-1970 26-03-2003 (R) 26-06-2003
Tajikistan 14-02-1994 (Su) 25-12-1991
Tanzania 14-06-1999 (A) 14-09-1999
Thailand 24-09-2009 (A) 24-12-2009
Togo 23-12-1970 28-01-1975 (R) 24-01-1978
Trinidad and Tobago 10-12-1993 (A) 10-03-1994
Tunisia 10-09-2001 (A) 10-12-2001
Turkey 01-10-1995 (A) 01-01-1996
Turkmenistan 01-03-1995 (Su) 25-12-1991
Uganda 09-11-1994 (A) 09-02-1995
Ukraine 21-09-1992 (Su) 25-12-1991
United Arab Emirates 10-12-1998 (A) 10-03-1999
United Kingdom 19-06-1970 24-10-1977 (R) 24-01-1978
United States of America 19-06-1970 26-11-1975 (R) 24-01-1978
Uzbekistan 18-08-1993 (Su) 25-12-1991
Vietnam 10-12-1992 (A) 10-03-1993
Yugoslavia (< 25-06-1991) 19-06-1970
Zambia 15-08-2001 (A) 15-11-2001
Zimbabwe 11-03-1997 (A) 11-06-1997

Extensions

China

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong SAR 01-07-1997

France

Extended to Entry into force Termination
French Guiana 25-02-1978
French Polynesia 25-02-1978
French Southern and Antarctic Territories 25-02-1978
Guadeloupe 25-02-1978
Martinique 25-02-1978
Mayotte 25-02-1978
New Caledonia 25-02-1978
Réunion 25-02-1978
Saint Barthélemy 25-02-1978
Saint Martin 25-02-1978
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 25-02-1978
Wallis and Futuna 25-02-1978

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Hong Kong (< 01-07-1997) 15-04-1981 01-07-1997
Man, Isle of 29-10-1983

United States of America

Extended to Entry into force Termination
American Samoa 24-01-1978
Baker Island 24-01-1978
Guam 24-01-1978
Howland Island 24-01-1978
Jarvis Island 24-01-1978
Johnston Atoll 24-01-1978
Kingman Reef 24-01-1978
Midway Atoll 24-01-1978
Navassa Island 24-01-1978
Northern Mariana Islands 24-01-1978
Palmyra Atoll 24-01-1978
Panama Canal Zone (< 01-10-1979) 24-01-1978 31-12-1999
Puerto Rico 24-01-1978
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (< 22-12-1990) 24-01-1978 22-12-1990
US Virgin Islands 24-01-1978
Wake Island 24-01-1978

Child treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 14-04-1978 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-10-1978 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 01-05-1979 Genève
Amendment of articles 53 and 54 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 28-09-1979 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 16-06-1980 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 26-09-1980 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-07-1981 Genève
Amendment to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 10-09-1982 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 04-10-1983 Genève
Amendment of articles 22 and 39 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 03-02-1984 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-02-1984 Genève
Amendment to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 28-09-1984 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 01-10-1985 Genève
Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty as amended 12-07-1991 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 02-10-1991 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 29-09-1992 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 29-09-1993 Washington
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees attached to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-10-1995 Washington
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 01-10-1997 Washington
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty 01-10-1997 Washington
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees attached to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty 15-09-1998 Washington
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 29-09-1999 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 17-03-2000 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees attached to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty 03-10-2000 Genève
Modifications of Article 22 of the PCT, Amendments of Rule 90bis of the Regulations under the PCT and Decisions relating to entry into force and transitional arrangements 03-10-2001 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty 03-10-2001 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 01-10-2002 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations and the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 01-10-2002 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 01-10-2002 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations and the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 01-10-2003 Genève
Amendments to articles 53 and 57 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (Washington, 19 June 1970) 01-10-2003 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 05-10-2004 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 05-10-2005 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 05-10-2005 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-10-2006 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 03-10-2006 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations and the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-10-2007 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 03-10-2007 Genève
Amendments to the Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty 15-05-2008 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 29-09-2008 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 29-09-2008 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 01-10-2009 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 29-09-2010 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 05-10-2011 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 09-10-2012 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 02-10-2013 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 30-09-2014 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 14-10-2015 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 14-10-2015 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 11-10-2016 Genève
Amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 11-10-2017 Genève

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