As of May 1, 2022, PCT applications started designating Iraq (IQ) for national entry phase.

To date, the Directorate of Patents and Industrial Designs Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) has not issued new guidance on PCT-based filings and prosecution.

Under the Convention filings, applications are required to include legalized assignment documents and certified copies of the claimed priorities.

With the declarations generally made upon filing a PCT application, it is expected that these requirements will be abolished as it was done in other countries in the region upon acceding to the PCT.