1.10.6 Current Status of APO as an RO ISA and IPEA

Date Published

AUSTRALIA (AU)

  • became a PCT contracting state on March 31, 1980
  • APO is the competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/AU i.e. search requests to RO/AU pass to ISA/AU
  • demands for preliminary examination are made to IPEA/AU

GHANA (GH)

  • became a PCT contracting state on February 26, 1997
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/GH

INDIA (IN)

  • became a PCT contracting state on December 7, 1998
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/IN

INDONESIA (ID)

  • became a PCT contracting state on September 5, 1997
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/ID

KENYA (KE)

  • became a PCT contracting state on June 8, 1994
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/KE

LIBERIA (LR)

  • became a PCT contracting state on August 27, 1994
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/LR

MALAYSIA (MY)

  • became a PCT contracting state on August 16, 2006
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/MY

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PG)

  • became a PCT contracting state on June 14, 2003
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/PG

NEW ZEALAND (NZ)

  • became a PCT contracting state on December 1, 1992
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/NZ i.e. 7 search requests to RO/NZ may pass to ISA/AU
  • demands for preliminary examination may be made to IPEA/AU

PHILIPPINES (PH)

  • became a PCT contracting state on August 17, 2001
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/PH

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (KR)

  • became a PCT contracting state on August 10, 1984
  • APO is a competent ISA for filings before RO/KR

SINGAPORE (SG)

  • became a PCT contracting state on February 23, 1995
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/SG

SOUTH AFRICA (ZA)

  • became a PCT contracting state on March 16, 1999
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/ZA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)

  • became a PCT contracting state on January 24, 1978
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for certain filings before RO/US

VIETNAM (VN)

  • became a PCT contracting state on March 10, 1993
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/VN

ZIMBABWE (ZW)

  • became a PCT contracting state on June 11, 1997
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/ZW

INTERNATIONAL BUREAU (IB)

  • became an alternative competent RO for applicants from all contracting states on January 1, 1994
  • APO is a competent ISA and IPEA for filings before RO/IB for United Arab Emirates (AE), Australia (AU), Saint Lucia (LC), Sri Lanka (LK), Nigeria (NG), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC) applicants. The international bureau's two letter code (IB) will be used in the international application number.

The WIPO publication "PCT Applicant's Guide" contains general information for users of the PCT, including international and national phase procedures before designated and elected Offices; fees; particular RO, ISA and IPEA relationships; etc. The PCT Gazette published by the IB of WIPO shows interim changes to fees; RO, ISA and IPEA relationships; etc. The PCT Regulations (Rules 15.2(d), 16.1(d) and 57.2(d)) provide directives given by the PCT Assembly for the establishment of new equivalent amounts of certain fees in certain currencies. These publications can be found on the WIPO website.