Angola became the 138th
contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty
(PCT) when it deposited its instrument of accession at WIPO on September 27, 2007. The Treaty will enter into force for Angola on December 27, 2007.
The accession by Angola means that in any international application filed on or after December 27, 2007, Angola will automatically be designated, and as it will be bound by Chapter II of the Treaty, will automatically be elected in any demand for international preliminary examination filed in respect of an international application filed on or after December 27, 2007. Also, as of that date, nationals and residents of Angola will themselves be able to file PCT applications.
Country code: AO