World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

 Section 115
Indications of States, Territories and Intergovernmental Organizations

The indication of a State, territory or intergovernmental organization shall be made either by its full name, by a generally accepted short title which, if the indications are in English or French, shall be as appears in WIPO Standard ST.3 (Recommended Standard Two-Letter Code for the Representation of Countries, and of Other Entities and International Organizations Issuing or Registering Industrial Property Titles), or by the two-letter code as appears in that Standard.2

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Editor’s Note: Published in the WIPO Handbook on Industrial Property Information and Documentation.

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