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Djibouti: Onboard the PCT Train

June 30, 2016

Djibouti became the 150th member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on June 23, 2016. The Treaty is expected to enter into force on September 23, 2016. This development is indicative of the country’s drive and motivation to develop its patent filing system.

The table below lists the jurisdictions in the Middle East and North Africa region that are members of the PCT.

Jurisdiction

Entry into force

Algeria

March 08, 2000

Bahrain

March 18, 2007

Cyprus

April 01,1998

Egypt

September 06, 2003

India

December 07, 1998

Iran

October 4, 2013

Libya

September 15, 2005

Morocco

October 08, 1999

Oman

October 26, 2001

Qatar

May 03, 2011

Saudi Arabia

August 03, 2013

Sudan

April 16,1984

Syria

June 26, 2003

Tunisia

December 10, 2001

Turkey

January 1, 1996

United Arab Emirates

March 10, 1999

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