World Intellectual Property Organization


July-August 2016 | No. 07-08/2016


New PCT Contracting State

Djibouti (country code:  DJ)

On 23 June 2016, Djibouti deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 150th Contracting State of the PCT, and on 23 September 2016, will become bound by the PCT.  Consequently, any international application filed on or after 23 September 2016 will automatically include the designation of Djibouti.  Also, because Djibouti will be bound by Chapter II of the PCT, it will automatically be elected in any demand filed in respect of an international application filed on or after 23 September 2016. 

Furthermore, nationals and residents of Djibouti will be entitled, as from 23 September 2016, to file international applications under the PCT.


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