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: February 24, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:06:32 AM
CountryFromToCount
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)June 30, 1996August 5, 20081,077
AlgeriaApril 25, 2000December 27, 20143,417
ArmeniaApril 15, 2018December 20, 20183
AustraliaDecember 4, 1997May 27, 2018343,389
AustriaNovember 27, 1980February 6, 20193,347
AzerbaijanJanuary 21, 2016April 21, 201728
BelarusJanuary 4, 2005August 13, 20181,471
BelizeAugust 26, 2002February 8, 2007105
BulgariaJanuary 5, 2004December 18, 20071,252
CambodiaDecember 26, 2017December 26, 20171
CanadaJanuary 31, 1990December 19, 2018626,380
ChinaJanuary 2, 1994September 17, 2017667,979
ColombiaDecember 27, 2001February 5, 201822,680
Costa RicaJune 10, 2001October 25, 20187,084
CroatiaApril 22, 1999March 21, 20184,055
CubaNovember 2, 2009June 23, 2011299
CzechiaNovember 8, 1990January 28, 201928,141
DenmarkJanuary 6, 1998December 14, 199831
EgyptJanuary 1, 2008February 27, 20113,778
Eurasian Patent OfficeOctober 1, 1996January 30, 201943,757
European Patent Office (EPO)April 17, 1913February 7, 20191,752,930
FinlandJanuary 13, 1980December 19, 201822,048
GeorgiaNovember 14, 1999December 27, 20183,116
GermanyNovember 12, 1980January 22, 2019243,483
HungaryJanuary 3, 2006January 27, 2019111
IndiaJanuary 31, 1999December 28, 2012210,987
IndonesiaJune 11, 2007May 14, 201713,213
Iran (Islamic Republic of)October 27, 2013December 1, 2018888
IsraelMay 31, 2003January 30, 201983,421
JapanApril 2, 1991January 30, 20191,026,865
KazakhstanJanuary 4, 2015January 28, 2019633
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, 1992December 2, 2018243,348
MoroccoJanuary 1, 2015December 28, 20171,434
New ZealandMay 16, 1992November 29, 201170,340
NicaraguaJuly 5, 2017October 28, 2018179
NorwayAugust 20, 1980December 13, 201874,571
PeruApril 5, 2010February 4, 20197,919
PhilippinesJanuary 2, 2002December 27, 201836,842
PolandNovember 21, 2002December 5, 20188,216
Republic of KoreaJanuary 25, 1987December 26, 2018477,470
Republic of MoldovaDecember 2, 1993November 18, 2018620
RomaniaJanuary 5, 1990January 27, 20083,927
Russian FederationJuly 16, 2001October 22, 2018188,420
Saudi ArabiaApril 1, 2015April 1, 20151
SerbiaSeptember 26, 2006June 21, 20175,122
SingaporeJanuary 31, 2016January 8, 201919,794
SlovakiaJanuary 13, 1993November 26, 200813,265
SloveniaJanuary 9, 2001April 21, 2005218
South AfricaDecember 20, 1999April 2, 201832,591
SpainMay 29, 1990January 28, 20192,455
SwedenDecember 15, 1982February 4, 20192,249
SwitzerlandJuly 7, 2008December 13, 2018598
ThailandSeptember 29, 2010December 23, 20226,259
TurkeyMarch 19, 1996September 17, 201714,256
UkraineJune 13, 2005January 21, 201914,962
United Arab EmiratesAugust 31, 2010February 28, 20162,719
United KingdomDecember 31, 1899January 30, 201940,404
United States of AmericaDecember 14, 1916October 31, 20181,136,727
UzbekistanJanuary 1, 2001June 22, 2006946
Viet NamApril 2, 1995April 8, 200811,759
Yugoslavia/Serbia and MontenegroOctober 8, 1996September 21, 20064,112