QATAR joins the PCT

Qatar recently deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) at the Wipo.

The Treaty will enter into force on August 3, 2011. This accession means that in any international application filed on or after August 3, 2011 Qatar will automatically be designated. Qatar will be also bound by Chapter II of the PCT, so that it will automatically be elected in any demand for international preliminary examination filed on or after that date (August 3, 2011)