PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities

(status on 20 October 2016)

States
PCT Articles
22(1) Decision of the Assembly of the PCT Union of October 3, 2001 (PCT/A/30/7, Annex IV) Luxembourg, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
64(2)(a)(ii)  Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
64(3)(a) United States of America
64(4)(a) United States of America
64(5)  Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Chile, Cuba, France, Georgia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, Oman, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Offices and Intergovernmental Organizations
PCT Rules
4.9(b)  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  JP Japan Patent Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
20.1(d)  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
20.8(a)1   BE Intellectual Property Office (Belgium)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IT Italian Patent and Trademark Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
20.8(b)1  CN State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  TR Turkish Patent Institute
23bis.2(b)2 DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  FI Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
  SE Swedish Patent and Registration Office
23bis.2(e)2 AU Australian Patent Office
  CH Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  FI Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
  HU Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO)
  IL Israel Patent Office
  JP Japan Patent Office
  NO Norwegian Industrial Property Office
  SE Swedish Patent and Registration Office
  SG Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
26.3ter(b)  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
26.3ter(d)  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
26bis.3(j)3  BE Intellectual Property Office (Belgium)
  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  CO Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  DZ Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
  GR Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IN Patent Office (India)
  IT Italian Patent and Trademark Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  NO Norwegian Patent Office
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
49.5(l)  re. 49.5(c-bis):
  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
  re. 49.5(k):
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
49.6(f) CA Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  CN State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  IN Patent Office (India)
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  LV Latvian Patent Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  NZ Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
  PH Intellectual Property Office (Philippines)
  PL Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
49ter.1(g)3  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  CA Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  CN State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China
  CO Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  DZ Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IN Patent Office (India)
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  LT Lithuanian Patent Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  NO Norwegian Patent Office
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
  TR Turkish Patent Institute
49ter.2(h)3  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  CA Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  CN State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China
  CO Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  DZ Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IN Patent Office (India)
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  NO Norwegian Patent Office
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
  TR Turkish Patent Institute
51bis.3(c)4  SG Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
66.1bis(b) EP European Patent Office
Administrative Instructions under the PCT (AI)
703(f) re. Section 703(b)(ii) to (iv) and relevant Sections of Annex F of AI:
  CA Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office
     
  re. Section 703(b)(ii) to (iv) insofar as those provisions relate to Sections 5.1 and 5.2.1 of Annex F of AI and Sections 2(d) to (g) of Appendix III of Annex F of AI:
  JP Japan Patent Office
  1. The Japan Patent Office has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rule 20.8(a) and (b) as from 1 October 2012.
  2. New Rule 23bis will enter into force on 1 July 2017 (see Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 20 October 2016).
  3. The Japan Patent Office has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rules 26bis.3(j), 49ter.1(g) and 49ter.2(h) as from 1 April 2015.
  4. The Korean Intellectual Property Office has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rule 51bis.3(c) as from 1 January 2015.