Accession of Poland
1. On 25 December 1990 the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) entered into force for Poland.
Since that date nationals and residents of Poland have been able to file international applications under the PCT and all persons entitled to file international applications under Article 9 PCT may designate Poland.
However, the Polish Patent Office has informed the International Bureau of WIPO that where it acts as an elected Office, the time limit of 30 months provided for in Article 39(1)(a) PCT applies to both payment of the national fee and the furnishing of a translation of the international application.
3. The Polish Patent Office has specified the EPO as sole International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority for all international applications filed with that Office.