Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT on 10th November 2021, so becoming the 154th Contracting State of the PCT.  Jamaica will become bound by the PCT with effect from 10th February 2022, such that any international application filed on or after this date will automatically include the designation of Jamaica and the country will automatically be elected in any demand filed in respect of any such international application.  In addition, nationals and residents of Jamaica will be entitled, as from 10th February 2022, to file international applications under the PCT.

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