PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities

(status on 1 July 2020)

States
PCT Articles
22(1) Decision of the Assembly of the PCT Union of October 3, 2001 (PCT/A/30/7, Annex IV) Luxembourg, United Republic of Tanzania
64(2)(a)(ii)  Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
64(3)(a) United States of America
64(4)(a) United States of America
64(5)  Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Chile, Cuba, France, Georgia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, Oman, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Offices and Intergovernmental Organizations
PCT Rules
4.9(b)  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  JP Japan Patent Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
20.1(d)  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
20.8(a)1, 7  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
20.8(a-bis)57 CL National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile)
CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
EP European Patent Office (EPO)
ES Spanish Patent and Trademark Office
FR National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) (France)
ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
20.8(b)  CN China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  TR Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
20.8(b-bis)6 CL National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile)
CN China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
EP European Patent Office (EPO)
ES Spanish Patent and Trademark Office
ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
TR Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
23bis.2(b) DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  FI Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
  SE Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV)
23bis.2(e)2 AU Australian Patent Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  FI Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
  HU Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO)
  IL Israel Patent Office
  JP Japan Patent Office
  NO Norwegian Industrial Property Office
  SE Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV)
  SG Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
26.3ter(b)  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
26.3ter(d)  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
26bis.3(j)1, 3, 7  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  CO Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  DZ Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
  GR Industrial Property Organization (OBI) (Greece)
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IN Indian Patent Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
49.5(l)  re. 49.5(c-bis):
  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  re. 49.5(k):
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
49.6(f) CA Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  CN China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  IN Indian Patent Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  LV Latvian Patent Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  NZ Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ)
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
  PL Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
49ter.1(g)3, 4  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  CN China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  CO Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  DZ Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IN Indian Patent Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  LT State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
49ter.2(h)3  BR National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
  CA Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  CN China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
  CO Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia)
  CU Cuban Industrial Property Office
  CZ Industrial Property Office (Czechia)
  DE German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  DZ Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property
  ID Directorate General of Intellectual Property (Indonesia)
  IN Indian Patent Office
  KR Korean Intellectual Property Office
  MX Mexican Institute of Industrial Property
  PH Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
51bis.3(c)  SG Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
66.1bis(b) EP European Patent Office (EPO)
Administrative Instructions under the PCT (AI)
703(f) re. Section 703(b)(ii) to (iv) and relevant Sections of Annex F of AI:
  US United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  re. Section 703(b)(ii) to (iv) insofar as those provisions relate to Sections 5.1 and 5.2.1 of Annex F of AI and Sections 2(d) to (g) of Appendix III of Annex F of AI:
  JP Japan Patent Office

  1. The Intellectual Property Office (Belgium) has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rules 20.8(a) and 26bis.3(j) as from 1 April 2018.
  2. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rule 23bis.2(e) as from 1 January 2019.
  3. The Norwegian Industrial Property Office has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rules 26bis.3(j), 49ter.1(g) and 49ter.2(h) as from 1 July 2019.
  4. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rule 49ter.1(g) as from 30 October 2019 in respect of international applications having an international filing date on or after 30 October 2019.
  5. The Offices (in their capacity as receiving Offices) of the States listed in this table have notified the International Bureau (IB) that new PCT Rules 20.5bis(a)(ii) and 20.5bis(d), are not compatible and/or cannot be considered to be compatible with the national law applied by the Office, or are deemed to have notified the IB of this incompatibility on the basis of a notification made under PCT Rule 20.8(a) that remains in effect.
  6. The Offices (in their capacity as designated Offices) of the States listed in this table have notified the International Bureau (IB) that PCT Rules 20.5bis(a)(ii) and 20.5bis(d), are not compatible and/or cannot be considered to be compatible with the national law applied by the Office, or are deemed to have notified the IB of this incompatibility on the basis of a notification made under PCT Rule 20.8(b) that remains in effect.
  7. The Italian Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its notification of incompatibility with its national law under PCT Rule 20.8(a), ​which is also deemed to be extended to PCT Rule 20.8(a-bis), and under PCT Rule 26bis.3(j), as from 1 July 2020.