(status on 1 July 2020)
|States for which only a regional patent can be obtained (and not a national patent):||States for which a regional patent can be obtained in addition to, or instead of, a national patent||States not included in regional designation but to which a regional patent can be extended or validated|
|SZ Eswatini||BW Botswana
SL Sierra Leone
ST Sao Tome and Principe
TZ United Republic of Tanzania
|EA Eurasian patent||Not applicable||AM Armenia
RU Russian Federation
|EP European patent||BE Belgium
SM San Marino
|BA Bosnia and Herzegovina1
KH Cambodia2, 3
MD Republic of Moldova3
|OA OAPI patent||BF Burkina Faso
CF Central African Republic
CI Côte d’Ivoire
GQ Equatorial Guinea
- For information about requesting the extension of a European patent to this State, see: http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/extension-validation-system.html and the PCT Applicant’s Guide, National Chapter (EP).
- A request for validation of a European patent in Cambodia may be made for any international application filed on or after 1 March 2018.
- For information about requesting the validation of a European patent to this State, see: http://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/extension-validation-system.html and the PCT Applicant’s Guide, National Chapter (EP).
- A national patent can be obtained for Italy in respect of international applications filed on or after 1 July 2020.