World Intellectual Property Organization


June 2016 | No. 06/2016


New PCT Contracting State

Kuwait (country code:  KW)

On 9 June 2016, Kuwait deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 149th Contracting State of the PCT, and on 9 September 2016, will become bound by the PCT.  Consequently, any international application filed on or after 9 September 2016 will automatically include the designation of Kuwait.  Also, because Kuwait 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 9 September 2016. 

Furthermore, nationals and residents of Kuwait will be entitled, as from 9 September 2016, to file international applications under the PCT.


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