Jamaica Joins the PCT

November 24, 2021

On November 10, the Government of Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with WIPO’s Director General, making Jamaica the 154th member of the PCT Union. The PCT will enter into force for Jamaica on February 10, 2022.

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Starting February 10, inventors in Jamaica can file patent applications under the PCT as a means of seeking patent protection in PCT member States.

Likewise, starting February 10th, foreign innovators and patent holders can use the PCT System to seek patent protection for their inventions in Jamaica.

Information about Jamaica’s functioning as a PCT receiving Office and designated (or elected) Office will soon be available in the PCT Applicant’s Guide.