April 2022 | No. 04/2022


Paris Convention

Accession by Cabo Verde

On 6 April 2022, Cabo Verde (country code: CV) deposited its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, thus bringing the total number of States party to that Convention to 179.  Cabo Verde will become bound by the Paris Convention on 6 July 2022. 

It is recalled that under PCT Rule 4.10(a), it is possible to claim in an international application the priority of one or more earlier applications filed in, or for, any country party to the Paris Convention or in, or for, any Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that is not party to that Convention.  Cabo Verde is already a member of the WTO.