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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

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Date of entry in to force

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Afghanistan
AF
A, F
Albania
AL
A
Wednesday, 4 October 1995
Friday, 19 September 2003
EP
Algeria
DZ
A
Wednesday, 8 March 2000
Andorra
AD
L
Angola
AO
A, g
Saturday, 27 December 2007
Anguilla
AI
A
Antigua and Barbuda
AG
L, B
Friday, 17 March 2000
Argentina
AR
A, G
ARIPO
AP
A
Friday, 1 July 1994
Tuesday, 10 November 1998
Armenia
AM
A, G
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Sunday, 6 March 2005
EA
Aruba
AW
A
see NL
Australia
AU
A, G
Monday, 31 March 1980
Tuesday, 7 July 1987
Austria
AT
A
Monday, 23 April 1979
Thursday, 26 April 1984
EP
Azerbaijan
AZ
A
Monday, 25 December 1995
Tuesday, 14 October 2003
EA
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Bahamas
BS
A
Sunday, 18 March 2007
Bahrain
BH
F
Friday, 18 May 2007
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
GC
Bangladesh
BD
R
Barbados
BB
A, G
Tuesday, 12 March 1985
Belarus
BY
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Friday, 19 October 2001
EA
Belgium
BE
A
Monday, 14 December 1981
Thursday, 15 December 1983
EP(6)
Belize
BZ
A
Saturday, 17 June 2000
Benin
BJ
O
Sunday, 26 February 1987
OA(6)
Bhutan
BT
A
Bolivia
BO
A
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BA
A
Saturday, 7 September 1996
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Botswana
BW
A, G
Thursday, 30 October 2003
AP
Brazil
BR
A
Sunday, 9 April 1978
Brunei
BN
L, B
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Bulgaria
BG
A
Monday, 21 May 1984
Tuesday, 19 August 1980
EP
Burkina Faso
BF
O
Tuesday, 21 March 1989
OA(6)
Burundi
BI
A
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Cambodia
KH
A, G
Cameroon
CM
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Canada
CA
A, G
Tuesday, 2 January 1990
Saturday, 21 September 1996
Cape Verde
CV
A
Central African Republic
CF
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Chad
TD
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Chile
CL
A
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Friday, 5 August 2011
China
CN
R
Saturday, 1 January 1994
Saturday, 1 July 1995
Colombia
CO
A
Wednesday, 28 February 2001
Comoros
KM
O
Sunday, 3 April 2005
OA(6)
Congo
CG
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Congo, Democratic Republic
CD
A
Costa Rica
CR
A, F
Tuesday, 3 August 1999
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Côte d'Ivoire
CI
O
Tuesday, 30 April 1991
OA(6)
Croatia
HR
A
Wednesday, 1 July 1998
Friday, 25 February 2000
EP
Cuba
CU
A
Tuesday, 16 July 1996
Saturday, 19 February 1994
Cyprus
CY
A
Wednesday, 1 April 1998
EP(6)
Czech Republic
CZ
A
Friday, 1 January 1993
Friday, 1 January 1993
EP
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Date of entry in to force

Region (5)

Denmark
DK
A
Friday, 1 December 1978
Monday, 1 July 1985
EP
Djibouti
DJ
A, G
Dominica
DM
A
Saturday, 7 August 1999
Dominican Republic
DO
A, F
Monday, 28 May 2007
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

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Date of entry in to force

Region (5)

EAPO
EA
A
Monday, 1 January 1996
Wednesday, 5 April 2000
Ecuador
EC
A, G
Monday, 7 May 2001
Egypt
EG
L
Saturday, 6 September 2003
Saturday, 6 September 2003
El Salvador
SV
A, F
Thursday, 17 August 2006
Thursday, 17 August 2006
EPO
EP
A
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Wednesday, 26 November 1980
Equatorial Guinea
GQ
A
Tuesday, 17 July 2001
OA(6)
Eritrea
ER
No patent laws
Estonia
EE
A
Wednesday, 24 August 1994
Saturday, 14 September 1996
EP
Ethiopia
ET
A, G
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Date of entry in to force

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Fiji
FJ
L, B
Finland
FI
A
Wednesday, 1 October 1980
Sunday, 1 September 1985
EP
France
FR
A
Saturday, 25 February 1978
Tuesday, 19 August 1980
EP(6)
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Gabon
GA
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Gambia
GM
B
Tuesday, 9 December 1997
AP
Gaza
WB
L
GCC
GC
A
Georgia
GE
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Friday, 30 September 2005
EA
Germany
DE
A
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Tuesday, 20 January 1981
EP
Ghana
GH
B
Wednesday, 26 February 1997
Greece
GR
A
Tuesday, 9 October 1990
Saturday, 30 October 1993
EP(6)
Grenada
GD
L, B
Tuesday, 22 September 1998
Guatemala
GT
A, G
Saturday, 14 October 2006
Saturday, 14 October 2006
Guinea
GN
O
Monday, 27 May 1991
OA(6)
Guinea-Bissau
GW
O
Friday, 12 December 1997
OA(6)
Guyana
GY
L, B
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Date of entry in to force

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Haiti
HT
A, G
Honduras
HN
A, F
Tuesday, 20 June 2006
Tuesday, 20 June 2006
Hong Kong
HK
F
Hungary
HU
A
Friday, 27 June 1980
Tuesday, 19 August 1980
EP
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Date of entry in to force

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Iceland
IS
L
Thursday, 23 March 1995
Thursday, 23 March 1995
EP
India
IN
A
Monday, 7 December 1998
Monday, 17 December 2001
Indonesia
ID
A, g
Friday, 5 September 1997
Iran
IR
A, g
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Iraq
IQ
A, F
Ireland
IE
A
Saturday, 1 August 1992
Wednesday, 15 December 1999
EP(6)
Israel
IL
A
Saturday, 1 June 1996
Friday, 26 April 1996
Italy
IT
A
Thursday, 28 March 1985
Sunday, 23 March 1986
EP(6)
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Date of entry in to force

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Jamaica
JM
L
Japan
JP
R, G
Sunday, 1 October 1978
Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Jordan
JO
A, G
Friday, 14 November 2008
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Date of entry in to force

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Kazakstan
KZ
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Wednesday, 24 April 2002
EA
Kenya
KE
L
Wednesday, 8 June 1994
AP
Kiribati
KI
B
Korea (north)
KP
R, G
Tuesday, 08 July 1980
Thursday, 21 February 2002
Korea (south)
KR
A
Friday, 10 August 1984
Monday, 28 March 1988
Kosovo
KS
No patent laws
Kuwait
KW
L
GC
Kyrgyzstan
KG
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Saturday, 17 May 2003
EA
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Date of entry in to force

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Laos
LA
A
Wednesday, 14 June 2006
Latvia
LV
A
Tuesday, 7 September 1993
Thursday, 29 December 1994
EP(6)
Lebanon
LB
A
Lesotho
LS
A, G
Saturday, 21 October 1995
Liberia
LR
L
Saturday, 27 August 1994
Libya
LY
L
Thursday, 15 September 2005
Liechtenstein
LI
A
Wednesday, 19 March 1980
Wednesday, 19 August 1981
EP
Lithuania
LT
A
Tuesday, 5 July 1994
Saturday, 9 May 1998
EP
Luxembourg
LU
A
Sunday, 30 April 1978
Thursday, 29 July 2010
EP
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Date of entry in to force

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Macau
MO
F
Macedonia
MK
A, G
Thursday, 10 August 1995
Thursday, 30 May 2002
EP
Madagascar
MG
A
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Malawi
MW
R
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
AP
Malaysia
MY
R, G
Wednesday, 16 August 2006
Maldives
MV
No patent laws
Mali
ML
O
Friday, 19 October 1984
OA(6)
Malta
MT
A
Thursday, 1 March 2007
EP(6)
Marshall Islands
MH
No patent laws
Mauritania
MR
O
Wednesday, 13 April 1983
OA(6)
Mauritius
MU
L, G
Mexico
MX
A, G
Sunday, 1 January 1995
Wednesday, 21 March 2001
Micronesia
FM
No patent laws
Moldova
MD
A, G
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Monaco
MC
A
Friday, 22 June 1979
Saturday, 23 January 1999
EP(6)
Mongolia
MN
A
Monday, 27 May 1991
Montenegro
ME
A
Saturday, 3 June 2006
Saturday, 3 June 2006
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Morocco
MA
S
Friday, 8 October 1999
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Morocco (Casablanca)
XM
A, S
Morocco (Tangiers)
XT
A, S
Mozambique
MZ
A
Thursday, 18 May 2000
AP
Myanmar
MM
No patent laws
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Date of entry in to force

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Namibia
NA
L
Thursday, 1 January 2004
Nauru
NR
F
Nepal
NP
L, F
Netherlands
NL
A
Tuesday, 10 July 1979
Thursday, 2 July 1987
EP(6)
New Zealand
NZ
L
Tuesday, 1 December 1992
Nicaragua
NI
L
Thursday, 6 March 2003
Thursday, 10 August 2006
Niger
NE
O
Sunday, 21 March 1993
OA(6)
Nigeria
NG
A
Sunday, 8 May 2005
Norway
NO
A
Tuesday, 1 January 1980
Wednesday, 1 January 1986
EP
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Date of entry in to force

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OAPI
OA
A
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Tusaday, 16 October 2007
Oman
OM
A
Friday, 26 October 2001
Monday, 16 October 2007
GC
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Date of entry in to force

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Pakistan
PK
L
Palau
PW
No patent laws
Panama
PA
A, G
Friday, 7 September 2012
Friday, 7 September 2012
Papua New Guinea
PG
A, G
Saturday, 14 June 2003
Paraguay
PY
L, F
Peru
PE
A, G
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Philippines
PH
R, G
Friday, 17 August 2001
Wednesday, 21 October 1981
Poland
PL
A
Tuesday, 25 December 1990
Wednesday, 22 September 1993
EP
Portugal
PT
A
Tuesday, 24 November 1992
Thursday, 16 October 1997
EP
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Date of entry in to force

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Qatar
QA
A
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Thursday, 6 March 2014
GC
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Date of entry in to force

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Romania
RO
A, G, F
Monday, 23 July 1979
Saturday, 25 September 1999
EP
Russia
RU
A, G
Wednesday, 29 March 1978
Wednesday, 22 April 1981
EA
Rwanda
RW
R
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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Date of entry in to force

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Saint Kitts and Nevis
KN
B
Thursday, 27 October 2005
Saint Lucia
LC
L, B
Friday, 30 August 1996
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
VC
L, B
Tuesday, 6 August 2002
Samoa
WS
L, F
San Marino
SM
I
Tuesday, 14 December 2004
EP
São Tomé et Príncipe
ST
A, G
Sunday, 3 July 2008
AP
Saudi Arabia
SA
A
Saturday, 3 August 2013
GC
Senegal
SN
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Serbia
RS
A
Saturday, 1 February 1997
Thursday, 25 August 1994
EP
Seychelles
SC
L, B
Thursday, 7 November 2002
Sierra Leone
SL
B
Tuesday, 17 June 1997
AP
Singapore
SG
A
Thursday, 23 February 1995
Thursday, 23 February 1995
Slovakia
SK
A
Friday, 1 January 1993
Friday, 1 January 1993
EP
Slovenia
SI
A, G
Tuesday, 1 March 1994
Thursday, 12 March 1998
EP(6)
Solomon Islands
SB
B
Somalia
SO
A
South Africa
ZA
A
Tuesday, 16 March 1999
Monday, 14 July 1997
Spain
ES
A
Sunday, 16 November 1980
Thursday, 19 March 1981
EP
Sri Lanka
LK
R, G
Friday, 26 February 1982
Sudan
SD
A
Monday, 16 April 1984
AP
Suriname
SR
No patent laws
Swaziland
SZ
F
Tuesday, 20 September 1994
AP(6)
Sweden
SE
A
Wednesday, 17 May 1978
Saturday, 01 October 1983
EP
Switzerland
CH
A
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Monday, 19 August 1991
EP
Syria
SY
A
Thursday, 26 June 2003
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Date of entry in to force

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Taiwan
TW
A
Tajikistan
TJ
A
Friday, 25 January 1991
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
EA
Tanganyika
XY
B, S
See TZ
Tanzania
TZ
S
Tuesday, 14 September 1999
AP
Thailand
TH
A
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Timor Leste
TL
No patent laws
Togo
TG
O
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
OA(6)
Tonga
TO
R
Trinidad and Tobago
TT
A
Thursday, 10 March 1994
Thursday, 10 March 1994
Tunisia
TN
A
Monday, 10 December 2001
Sunday, 23 May 2004
Turkey
TR
A, G
Monday, 1 January 1996
Monday, 30 November 1998
EP
Turkmenistan
TM
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
EA
Tuvalu
TV
B
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Date of entry in to force

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Uganda
UG
B
Thursday, 9 February 1995
AP
Ukraine
UA
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Wednesday, 2 July 1997
United Arab Emirates
AE
A
Wednesday, 10 March 1999
GC
United Kingdom
GB
A
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Monday, 29 December 1980
EP
United States of America
US
R, G
Tuesday, 24 January 1978
Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Uruguay
UY
A
Uzbekistan
UZ
A
Wednesday, 25 December 1991
Saturday, 12 January 2002
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Date of entry in to force

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Vanuatu
VU
B, F
Vatican City
VA
No patent laws
Venezuela
VE
A
Vietnam
VN
A
Wednesday, 10 March 1993
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Date of entry in to force

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West Bank
WB
L
Western Sahara
EH
No patent laws
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Date of entry in to force

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Yemen
YE
A
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Date of entry in to force

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Zambia
ZM
R
Thursday, 15 November 2001
Zanzibar
XZ
B, S
Zimbabwe
ZW
R
Wednesday, 11 June 1997
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Sources

(1)

Legend for Novelty

A = absolute novelty

B = British patent registrable

F = foreign patent registrable

G = grace period - 12 months

g = grace period - 6 months

I = Italian intellectual property laws apply

L = local novelty

O = see OA

R = relative novelty

(2)

The primary sources for the entries in this column were the Manual Industrial Property (now called the Manual for the handling of applications for patents, designs and trade marks throughout the world, Kluwer Law International) and Katzarov’s Manual to accord with the Legend for Novelty as interpreted by the webmaster in late 1996. Many entries have since been updated — see the update pages for the individual geonyms for details.

(3)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013: WIPO website – http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/treaties/en/documents/pdf/pct.pdf (Friday, 3 May 2013);

(4)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014: WIPO website – http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/treaties/en/documents/pdf/budapest.pdf (Accessed: Wednesday, 7 May 2014)

(5)

Thursday, 28 February 2013: PCT Newsletter, February 2013. See also EPO website.

(6)

The national route to these countries through the PCT is closed. Coverage may be obtained only through the relevant regional entity.

(7)

Extension of a European patent application possible.


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