Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) - Accessionby the United Arab Emirates Brings to 99 the Number of ContractingStates of the PCT
Geneva, December 18, 1998
Press Updates UPD/1998/45
ACCESSION BY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BRINGS TO 99
THE NUMBER OF CONTRACTING STATES OF THE 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.
Consequently, in any international application filed on or after March 10, 1999, the United Arab Emirates (country code: AE) may be designated and, because it is bound by Chapter II of the PCT, may also be elected for the purposes of international preliminary examination. Furthermore, nationals and residents of the United Arab Emirates will be entitled from March 10, 1999, to file international applications under the PCT.
Detailed information on the advantages of the PCT for inventors and industry can be obtained from WIPO, in Geneva.
The PCT is a system which offers inventors and industry an advantageous route for obtaining patent protection worldwide. The present 99 Contracting States of the PCT are the following:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates (from March 10, 1999)
United States of America
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