On June 9, 2016, Kuwait confirmed its membership to the PCT, becoming the PCT Contracting State 149. It will be effective from September 9, 2016.


Consequently, any international application filed on or after September 9 this year will automatically include the designation of the country. Furthermore, nationals and residents of Kuwait are entitled to file international applications under PCT Treaty.The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) of 1970 currently has 150 Contracting States.