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The PCT is now open to Jamaicans.

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On November 10, the Government of Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) with WIPO’s Director General, making Jamaica the 154th member of the PCT Union. The PCT will enter into force for Jamaica on February 10, 2022.

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Jamaica is now a member of the PCT.

Starting February 10, inventors in Jamaica can file patent applications under the PCT as a means of seeking patent protection in PCT member States.

Likewise, starting February 10th, foreign innovators and patent holders can use the PCT System to seek patent protection for their inventions in Jamaica.

PCT Member States (154)

Jamaica is now a member of the PCT.

 PCT  154 Members 


Albania – AL Germany – DE (EP) Niger – NE (OA)1
Algeria – DZ Ghana – GH (AP) Nigeria – NG
Angola – AO Greece – GR (EP)1 Norway – NO (EP)
Antigua and Barbuda – AG Grenada – GD Oman – OM
Armenia – AM (EA) Guatemala – GT Panama – PA
Australia – AU Guinea – GN (OA)1 Papua New Guinea – PG
Austria – AT (EP) Guinea-Bissau – GW (OA)1 Peru – PE
Azerbaijan – AZ (EA) Honduras – HN Philippines – PH
Bahrain – BH Hungary – HU (EP) Poland – PL (EP)
Barbados – BB Iceland – IS (EP) Portugal – PT (EP)
Belarus – BY (EA) India – IN Qatar – QA
Belgium – BE (EP)1 Indonesia – ID Romania – RO (EP)
Belize – BZ Ireland – IE (EP)1 Russian Federation – RU (EA)
Benin – BJ (OA)1 Islamic Republic of Iran – IR Rwanda – RW
Bosnia & Herzegovina – BA2 Israel – IL St Kitts and Nevis – KN
Botswana – BW (AP) Italy – IT (EP)1 St Lucia – LC
Brazil – BR Jamaica – JM7 St Vincent & Grenadines – VC
Brunei Darussalam – BN  Japan – JP San Marino – SM (EP)1
Bulgaria – BG (EP) Jordan – JO Sao Tome and Principe – ST
Burkina Faso – BF (OA)1 Kazakstan – KZ (EA) Saudi Arabia (SA)
Cambodia – KH Kenya – KE (AP) Senegal – SN (OA)1
Cameroon – CM (OA)1 North Korea – KP Serbia – RS6
Canada – CA South Korea – KR Seychelles – SC (AP)
Central African Rep. – CF (OA)1 Kuwait – KW Sierra Leone – SL (AP)
Chad – TD (OA)1 Kyrgyzstan – KG (EA) Singapore – SG
Chile – CL Lao People’s Dem. Rep. – LA Slovakia – SK (EP)
China – CN Latvia – LV (EP)1 Slovenia – SI (EP)1
Colombia – CO Lesotho – LS (AP) South Africa – ZA
Comoros – KM (OA)1 Liberia – LR Spain – ES (EP)
Congo – CG (OA)1 Liechtenstein – LI (EP) Sri Lanka – LK
Costa Rica – CR Lithuania – LT (EP) Sudan – SD (AP)
Côte d’Ivoire – CI (OA)1 Luxembourg – LU (EP) Sweden – SE (EP)
Croatia – HR (EP) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya – LY Switzerland – CH (EP)
Cuba – CU Macedonia – MK Syrian Arab Republic – SY
Cyprus – CY (EP)1 Madagascar – MG Tajikistan – TJ (EA)
Czech Republic – CZ (EP) Malawi – MW (AP) Tanzania – TZ (AP)
Denmark – DK (EP) Malaysia – MY Thailand – TH
Djibouti Mali – ML (OA)1 Togo -TG (OA)1
Dominica – DM Malta – MT (EP)1 Trinidad and Tobago – TT
Dominican Republic – DO Mauritania – MR (OA)1 Tunisia – TN
Ecuador – EC Mexico – MX Turkey – TR (EP)
El Salvador – SV Moldova – MD3,5 Turkmenistan – TM (EA)
Egypt – EG Monaco – MC (EP)1 Uganda – UG (AP)
Equatorial Guinea – GQ (OA)1 Mongolia – MN Ukraine – UA
Estonia – EE (EP) Montenegro – ME2,6 United Arab Emirates – AE
Eswatini – SZ (AP)1 Morocco – MA3 United Kingdom – GB (EP)
Finland – FI (EP) Mozambique – MZ (AP) United States of America – US
France – FR (EP)1 Namibia – NA Uzbekistan – UZ
Gabon – GA (OA)1 Netherlands – NL (EP)1 Vietnam – VN
Gambia – GM (AP) New Zealand – NZ Zambia – ZM (AP)
Georgia – GE Nicaragua – NI Zimbabwe – ZW (AP)


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