PCT national phase entry information

Since July 1, 2017, designated Offices have been required to notify the International Bureau of information concerning international applications which enter the national phase at their Office.

Display of information in the National Phase tab of PATENTSCOPE for an office indicates that the applicant requested national phase processing for the application concerned in that office. The national entry date and national reference number are supplied by the national office concerned and can be used to retrieve further details from that office, if desired. Please note that absence of information for a given office does not necessarily indicate a non-entry in that office.

While the supply of information has improved since the requirement entered into force, further work needs to be done to improve the breadth and quality of the data and the timeliness of its transmission. The information is therefore updated at different frequencies, depending on the office.

More information on the requirement and supply of national phase entries

Updated: November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018 3:09:17 PM
CountryFromToCount
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)June 30, 1996August 5, 20081,077
AlgeriaApril 25, 2000December 27, 20143,417
ArmeniaApril 15, 2018September 24, 20182
AustraliaDecember 4, 1997May 27, 2018343,389
AustriaNovember 27, 1980October 11, 20183,335
AzerbaijanJanuary 21, 2016April 21, 201728
BelarusJanuary 4, 2005August 13, 20181,470
BelizeAugust 26, 2002February 8, 2007105
BulgariaJanuary 5, 2004December 18, 20071,252
CambodiaDecember 26, 2017December 26, 20171
CanadaJanuary 31, 1990August 23, 2018617,130
ChinaJanuary 2, 1994August 23, 2017667,978
ColombiaDecember 27, 2001February 5, 201822,680
Costa RicaOctober 26, 2007October 25, 20182,217
CroatiaApril 22, 1999March 21, 20184,055
CubaNovember 2, 2009June 23, 2011299
CzechiaNovember 8, 1990October 30, 201828,138
DenmarkJanuary 6, 1998December 14, 199831
EgyptJanuary 1, 2008February 27, 20113,778
Eurasian Patent OfficeOctober 1, 1996September 27, 201842,786
European Patent Office (EPO)April 17, 1913November 1, 20181,722,111
FinlandJanuary 13, 1980October 29, 201822,043
GeorgiaNovember 14, 1999April 30, 20183,026
GermanyNovember 12, 1980September 19, 2018240,841
HungaryJanuary 3, 2006May 3, 201795
IndiaJanuary 31, 1999December 28, 2012210,987
IndonesiaJune 11, 2007May 14, 201713,213
Iran (Islamic Republic of)October 27, 2013April 28, 201898
IsraelMay 31, 2003August 29, 201881,141
JapanApril 2, 1991September 27, 20181,011,606
KazakhstanJanuary 4, 2015June 26, 2018585
KenyaJanuary 5, 1998May 11, 2006237
KyrgyzstanFebruary 19, 1997October 5, 2005213
LatviaJanuary 4, 1998May 18, 2008333
LithuaniaApril 11, 1995August 11, 2014562
MalaysiaMarch 8, 2007September 29, 20104,260
MexicoOctober 23, 1992September 3, 2018240,068
MoroccoJanuary 1, 2015December 28, 20171,434
New ZealandMay 16, 1992November 29, 201170,340
NicaraguaJuly 5, 2017July 25, 2018132
PeruApril 5, 2010September 18, 20187,892
PhilippinesJanuary 2, 2002July 30, 201835,703
PolandNovember 21, 2002August 27, 20188,196
Republic of KoreaJanuary 25, 1987September 26, 2018466,169
Republic of MoldovaDecember 2, 1993October 29, 2018617
RomaniaJanuary 5, 1990January 27, 20083,927
Russian FederationJuly 16, 2001September 13, 2018188,399
Saudi ArabiaApril 1, 2015April 1, 20151
SerbiaSeptember 26, 2006June 21, 20175,122
SingaporeJanuary 31, 2016October 25, 201817,188
SlovakiaJanuary 13, 1993November 26, 200813,265
SloveniaJanuary 9, 2001April 21, 2005218
South AfricaDecember 20, 1999February 6, 200832,589
SpainMay 29, 1990October 14, 20182,423
SwedenDecember 15, 1982May 24, 20182,206
SwitzerlandJuly 7, 2008September 24, 2018579
ThailandSeptember 29, 2010December 23, 20226,259
TurkeyMarch 19, 1996September 17, 201714,256
UkraineJune 13, 2005October 14, 201814,359
United Arab EmiratesAugust 31, 2010February 28, 20162,719
United KingdomDecember 31, 1899September 27, 201839,604
United States of AmericaDecember 14, 1916July 24, 20181,109,699
UzbekistanJanuary 1, 2001June 22, 2006946
Viet NamApril 2, 1995April 8, 200811,759
Yugoslavia/Serbia and MontenegroOctober 8, 1996September 21, 20064,112