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Eligibility

The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program enables patent offices as well as academic and research institutions in numerous developing countries to benefit from access to flagship patent data search and analysis products offered by the participating patent information providers for free of charge or at a sharply reduced cost:
  • In least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations, patent offices and academic and research institutions can receive access to all products at no cost (Group 1).
  • In selected middle income countries, as defined by the World Bank, patent offices and academic and research institutions receive access at a nominal cost of 1100 Swiss francs per institution per calendar year (from January through December) for each product selected (Group 2).
  • In certain other developing countries, patent offices (only) receive access at a nominal cost of 3300 Swiss francs per institution per calendar year (from January through December) for each product selected (Group 3).

Group 1 (48)

Afghanistan
Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Kiribati
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
Niger
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Republic of Tanzania
Vanuatu
Yemen
Zambia

Group 2 (45)

Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Colombia
Congo
Côte d’Ivoire
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Fiji
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Marshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mongolia
Montenegro
Namibia
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Republic of Moldova
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Suriname
Swaziland
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Tokelau
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
West Bank and Gaza Strip
Zimbabwe


 

 

 

Group 3 (22)

American Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahrain
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Costa Rica
Dominica
Gabon
Grenada
Libya
Lithuania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Oman
Palau
Panama
Romania
Seychelles
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

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