Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT); Accession by Grenada Brings to 97 the Number of Contracting States of the PCT
Geneva, June 29, 1998
Press Updates UPD/1998/25
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, announces that Grenada deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT on June 22, 1998. Grenada will become the 97th Contracting State of the PCT on September 22, 1998.
Consequently, in any international application filed on or after September 22, 1998, Grenada (country code: GD) may be designated and, because it is bound by Chapter II of the PCT, may also be elected for the purposes of international preliminary examination. Furthermore, nationals and residents of Grenada will be entitled from September 22, 1998, to file international applications under the PCT.
Detailed information on the advantages of the PCT for inventors and industry can be obtained from WIPO, in Geneva.
The PCT is a system which offers inventors and industry an advantageous route for obtaining patent protection worldwide. The present 97 Contracting States of the PCT are the following:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Grenada (from September 22, 1998)
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
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