Declaration of continuation by Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and Tajikistan
On 18 January 1994 Georgia, and on 14 February 1994 Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and Tajikistan, deposited with the Director General of WIPO declarations of continuation, the effect of which is that the PCT is applied by these States. They have therefore become PCT Contracting States, which means that nationals and residents of these States may now file international applications and they may be designated and elected in international applications.
Applicants may request the extension of the effects of any international application filed on or after 25 December 1991 (the date on which the Soviet Union ceased to exist) to States which have made a declaration of continuation. Rule 32 PCT will allow the extension of international applications filed between 25 December 1991 and 18 March 1994 to Georgia, and between 25 December 1991 and 14 April 1994 to Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova and Tajikistan. All applicants concerned will be notified by the International Bureau of WIPO about this possibility and the relevant conditions.