September 2016 | No. 09/2016


New PCT Contracting State

Cambodia (country code:  KH)

On 8 September 2016, Cambodia deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 151st Contracting State of the PCT, and on 8 December 2016, will become bound by the PCT.  Consequently, any international application filed on or after 8 December 2016 will automatically include the designation of Cambodia.  Also, because Cambodia 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 8 December 2016. 

Furthermore, nationals and residents of Cambodia will be entitled, as from 8 December 2016, to file international applications under the PCT.

Cambodia has made a declaration that, pursuant to PCT Article 64(5), it does not consider itself bound by PCT Article 59.


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