MOPOP - Chapter 22



22.01 - Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) - May 2014

The PCT is a multilateral treaty among States, concluded in 1970 and entered into force on January 24, 1978. Canada became bound by the PCT on January 2, 1990. As of July 26, 2004 Canada became an International Searching and Preliminary Examination Authority under the PCT.

Information regarding the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may be found at the following links.

PCT – The International System:

For the PCT Treaty, Regulations and Administrative Instructions:

Information on the work of the Authorities and Offices can be found on WIPO's website.