Saudi Arabia: accession to PCT to become effective in August

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As announced by WIPO, Saudi Arabia (country code SA) deposited its instrument of accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) on 3 May 2013. As of 3 August 2013, the country will become bound by the PCT. Consequently, any international application filed on or after 3 August 2013 will automatically include the designation of Saudi Arabia. Nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia will be entitled to file international applications under the PCT from that date onwards.

More information can be found in WIPO's PCT Newsletter, issued in May 2013.

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