On 6 April 2022, Cape Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 156th Contracting State of the PCT.  This country will become bound by the PCT with effect from 6 July 2022, such that any international application filed on or after that date will automatically include the designation of Cape Verde.

 

Cape Verde also deposited its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property on 6 April 2022, thus bringing the total number of States party to that Convention to 179.  Cape Verde will become bound by the Paris Convention on 6 July 2022.


For more information please contact the author, Louise Audhlam-Gardiner, at louise@lysaght.co.uk