(situation on 26 January 2015)
|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
ST Sao Tome and Principe1
TZ United Republic of Tanzania
|EA Eurasian patent||Not applicable||AM Armenia
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 Herzegovina2
|OA OAPI patent||BF Burkina Faso
CF Central African Republic
CI Côte d’Ivoire
GQ Equatorial Guinea
- For international applications filed on or after 19 August 2014.
- 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before the European Patent Office, provided that the designations of EP and/or of the State concerned have not been withdrawn.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 on or after 25 May 2013.