Accession by Kuwait
On 2 September 2014, Kuwait (country code: KW) deposited its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, thus bringing the total number of States party to that Convention to 176. Kuwait will become bound by the Paris Convention on 2 December 2014.
It is recalled that under PCT Rule 4.10(a), it is possible to claim in an international application the priority of one or more earlier applications filed in, or for, any country party to the Paris Convention or in, or for, any Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that is not party to that Convention. Kuwait is already a member of the WTO.