What are non PCT countries?
As of the date of this post, the list of non-PCT countries include:
Are there any countries without patents?
For the remaining 9 countries, it appears that an inventor cannot get a patent, because no patent laws are in force. They are: Eritrea, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Palau, South Sudan, East Timor, and Somalia.
What country is PCT?
The PCT now has 155 Contracting States
|Name of State
|Date on Which State Became Bound by the PCT1
|Central African Republic
|24 January 1978
|24 January 1978
|24 January 1978
|30 April 1991
Is UAE a PCT country?
PCT applications may also be protected as Utility Models in the UAE. The maximum protection period of a utility model in the UAE is 10 years from the date of filing. Foreign applicants must enter the UAE national phase through a registered Emirati patent attorney.
Is China a member of 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).
Is China a PCT country?
Per statistics released February 10, 2022 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), China remains the top filer of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications for the third year in a row.
Is China a member of the PCT?
What is patenting under PCT?
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application.
Who can file PCT application?
5) Who has the right to file an international patent application under the PCT? You are entitled to file an international patent application if you are a national or resident of a PCT Contracting State.
Is Bhutan a part of PCT?
Bhutan has become member of both Paris Convention and PCT and once the Patent Act is notified by Bhutan Government, it would possible to file both conventional as well as PCT national phase patent application in Bhutan.
Is Russia a PCT country?
The Russian Federation joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty in the 1970s (as USSR) and provides the possibility of unified entering for foreign patent applications into the national phase. PCT national phase deadline in Russia is 31 months from the priority date.
Which countries are not members of the PCT?
Contrary to the above is the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which is not a member of the PCT, while all its member countries are, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE.
Do you want to know where the PCT does not apply?
Patent lawyers and patent agents who want to advise clients properly want to know, however, where the PCT does NOT apply. If a client is interested in one of those countries, the practitioner must make special efforts to avoid losing patent protection. How many non-PCT countries are there?
Is Taiwan PCT or non-PCT?
Taiwan is one of the more popular non-PCT Asian countries considered by applicants. If foreign utility patent protection is desired in Taiwan or any of the above non-PCT countries, then you must file separately in each individual non-member country by the 12-month anniversary of your priority date. What are the PCT member countries?
Can I file a PCT application in Hong Kong?
Filing a PCT national stage application in China will provide the applicant with a subsequent opportunity to file in Hong Kong. Taiwan is one of the more popular non-PCT Asian countries considered by applicants.