(situation on 24 June 2013)
|States for which only a regional patent can be obtained (and not a national patent):||States for which a regional patent can be obtained in addition to, or instead of, a national patent||States not included in REGIONAL designation but to which a REGIONAL patent can be extended|
|SZ Swaziland||BW Botswana
SL Sierra Leone
TZ United Republic of Tanzania
|EA Eurasian patent||Not applicable||AM Armenia
MD Republic of Moldova2
RU Russian Federation
|EP European patent||BE Belgium
CZ Czech Republic
GB United Kingdom
MK The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
SM San Marino
|BA Bosnia and Herzegovina5
|OA OAPI patent||BF Burkina Faso
CF Central African Republic
CI Côte d’Ivoire
GQ Equatorial Guinea
|Not applicable||KM Comoros8|
- For international applications filed on or after 24 September 2011.
- Only for international applications filed before 26 April 2012.
- Will close its national route on 4 September 2014.
- For international applications filed on or after 1 October 2010. In the case of international applications filed before that date, it is possible to request the extension of a European patent to this State (see footnote 5).
- A request for the extension of a European patent to these States may be made at the time of entry into the regional phase before the European Patent Office, provided that the designations of EP and/or of the State concerned have not been withdrawn. Such a request may not be made in the PCT request form itself. See the PCT Applicant’s Guide, Introduction to the International Phase, paragraphs 4.026 and 5.054, and National Chapter (EP) for further details as to the procedure to be followed.
- For international applications filed before 1 October 2010. International applications filed on or after that date will include the designation of this State for a European patent.
- For international applications filed on or after 25 May 2013.
- For international applications filed before 25 May 2013, extension of OAPI patent possible until 25 January 2015.