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PCT MEMBER COUNTRIES

The following countries are members of the PCT (146 as of 7 September 2012):

Albania1
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia (EA)
Australia
Austria (EP)
Azerbaijan (EA)
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus (EA)
Belgium (EP)2
Belize
Benin (OA)2
Bosnia and  Herzegovina 1
Botswana (AP)
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria (EP)
Burkina-Faso (OA)2
Cameroon (OA)2
Canada
Central African Republic (OA)2
Chad (OA)2
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo (OA)2
Costa Rica
Croatia
1
Cuba
Cyprus (EP)2
Czech (EP)
Denmark (EP)
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea (OA)2
Estonia (EP)
Finland (EP)
France (EP)2
Gabon (OA)2
Gambia (AP)
Georgia
Germany (EP)
Ghana (AP)
Greece (EP)2
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea (OA)2
Guinea-Bissau (OA)2
Honduras
Hungary (EP)
Iceland (EP)
India
Indonesia
Ireland (EP)2
Israel
Italy (EP)2
Ivory Coast (OA)2
Japan
Kazakhstan (EA)
Kenya (AP)
Korea (North)
Korea (South) Kyrgyzstan (EA)
Laos
Latvia (EP)2
Lesotho (AP)
Liberia (AP)
Libya
Liechtenstein (EP)
Lithuania (EP)
Luxembourg (EP)
Macedonia1
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malawi (AP)
Mali (OA)2
Malta
(EP)2
Mauritania (OA)2
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco (EP)2
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique (AP)
Namibia (AP)
Netherlands (EP)2
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger (OA)2
Nigeria
Norway (EP)
Oman
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Poland (EP)
Portugal (EP)
Qatar
Romania (EP)
Russian Federation (EA)
Rwanda (AP)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
São Tomé and Principe


Senegal (OA)2
Serbia 1
Seychelles
Sierra Leone (AP)
Singapore
Slovakia (EP)
Slovenia (EP)2
South Africa
Spain (EP)
Sri Lanka
Sudan (AP)
Swaziland (AP)2
Sweden (EP)
Switzerland (EP)
Syria
Tajikistan (EA)
Tanzania (AP)
Thailand
Togo (OA)2
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey (EP)
Turkmenistan (EA)
Uganda (AP)
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (EP)
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Zambia (AP)
Zimbabwe (AP)

1 Extension of European patent possible
2 May only be designated for a regional patent (the "national route" via the PCT has been closed).

Where a state can be designated for a regional patent, the two-lettered code for the regional patent concerned is indicated in parentheses (AP = ARIPO, EA = Eurasian patent, EP = European Patent, OA = OAPI patent).

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