PCT Contracting States for which a Regional Patent can be Obtained via the PCT
(situation on 1 May 2012)
|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 EP designation but to which a European patent can be extended1|
|SZ Swaziland||Not applicable|
|EA Eurasian patent||Not applicable||AM Armenia
MD Republic of Moldova4
RU Russian Federation
|EP European patent||BE Belgium
|BA Bosnia and Herzegovina
|OA OAPI patent||
BF Burkina Faso
|Not applicable||Not applicable|
1 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before the European Patent Office, provided that the designations of EP and/or of the State concerned have not been withdrawn.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.
5 For international applications filed on or after 1 May 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 1).
7 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 1).