BAGHDAD – The Government of Iraq acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) after submitting its instrument of accession with WIPO’s Director General on 31 January 2022.
The treaty will enter into force on 30 April 2022, making Iraq the 155th member of the PCT union.
Therefore, any PCT applications filed on or after the effective date will include the designation of Iraq. Likewise, it will be possible to file international patent applications through the Iraqi Patent Office.
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