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Cabo Verde Joins the Paris Convention and the PCT

April 6, 2022

On April 6, 2022, the Government of Cabo Verde deposited its instruments of accession to both the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Convention) and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with WIPO’s Director General. The Paris Convention and the PCT will both enter into force for Cabo Verde on July 6, 2022.

The accession of Cabo Verde to the PCT will make it the 156th member of the PCT Union.

Photo of WIPO Director General Daren Tang (left) with Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, Cabo Verde (Photo: WIPO/Katbi)
WIPO Director General Daren Tang (left) with Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, Cabo Verde (Photo: WIPO/Katbi)

As from July 6, 2022, inventors in Cabo Verde will be able to file patent applications under the PCT as a means of seeking patent protection in PCT Contracting States.

Likewise, starting July 6, 2022, foreign innovators will be able to use the PCT System to seek patent protection for their inventions in Cabo Verde.

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