PCT Notification No. 197
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Accession by the State of Qatar

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the State of Qatar, on May 3, 2011, of its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), done at Washington on June 19, 1970, amended on September 28, 1979, modified on February 3, 1984, and on October 3, 2001.

The said instrument of accession contains the declaration that, pursuant to Article 64(5) of the said Treaty, the State of Qatar does not consider itself bound by Article 59 of the said Treaty.

The said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the State of Qatar, on August 3, 2011.

May 3, 2011