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: September 19, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:12:09 AM
CountryFromToCount
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)June 30, 1996August 5, 20081,077
AlgeriaApril 25, 2000December 27, 20143,417
AngolaFebruary 28, 2012December 27, 2018130
ArmeniaApril 15, 2018December 20, 20183
AustraliaDecember 4, 1997August 29, 2019366,564
AustriaNovember 27, 1980September 4, 20193,372
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, 1990May 16, 2019638,248
ChileJanuary 1, 2015March 27, 20199,516
ChinaJanuary 2, 1994September 17, 2017667,979
ColombiaDecember 27, 2001February 5, 201822,681
Costa RicaMarch 26, 1998February 27, 20198,191
CroatiaApril 22, 1999February 4, 20194,057
CubaNovember 2, 2009April 22, 2019310
CzechiaNovember 8, 1990August 8, 201928,151
DenmarkJanuary 6, 1998April 22, 201941
EgyptJanuary 1, 2008February 27, 20113,778
EstoniaDecember 11, 2018December 11, 20181
Eurasian Patent OrganizationOctober 1, 1996July 30, 201944,691
European Patent OfficeApril 17, 1913September 12, 20191,794,643
FinlandJanuary 13, 1980August 25, 201922,057
GeorgiaNovember 26, 1992August 14, 20194,521
GermanyNovember 12, 1980August 20, 2019245,990
HungaryJanuary 3, 2006January 27, 2019111
IcelandNovember 16, 1995January 7, 20193,713
IndiaJanuary 31, 1999December 28, 2012210,987
IndonesiaJune 11, 2007May 14, 201713,213
Iran (Islamic Republic of)October 27, 2013April 13, 20191,237
IsraelDecember 5, 1996July 30, 201986,419
JapanApril 2, 1991August 29, 20191,058,378
JordanDecember 8, 2018December 29, 20182
KazakhstanJune 27, 2001July 29, 2019712
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, 1992June 27, 2019247,482
MoroccoJanuary 1, 2015February 25, 20191,651
MozambiqueFebruary 27, 2018December 10, 201813
New ZealandMay 16, 1992November 29, 201170,340
NicaraguaJuly 5, 2017August 19, 2019274
NorwayAugust 20, 1980July 10, 201974,738
PeruApril 5, 2010August 6, 20198,311
PhilippinesJanuary 2, 2002August 4, 201937,151
PolandNovember 21, 2002July 21, 20198,247
Republic of KoreaJanuary 25, 1987July 29, 2019490,562
Republic of MoldovaDecember 2, 1993July 15, 2019622
RomaniaJanuary 5, 1990June 25, 20193,928
Russian FederationJuly 16, 2001September 5, 2019196,369
Saudi ArabiaApril 1, 2015April 1, 20151
SerbiaSeptember 26, 2006June 21, 20175,796
SingaporeJanuary 31, 2016July 31, 201923,387
SlovakiaJuly 23, 1991December 16, 201813,634
SloveniaJanuary 9, 2001April 21, 2005218
South AfricaDecember 20, 1999April 2, 201832,591
SpainMay 29, 1990September 1, 20192,503
SwedenDecember 15, 1982September 4, 20192,281
SwitzerlandJuly 7, 2008September 10, 2019644
ThailandSeptember 29, 2010December 23, 20226,259
TurkeyMarch 19, 1996September 17, 201714,256
UkraineJune 13, 2005August 14, 201915,698
United Arab EmiratesAugust 31, 2010February 28, 20162,719
United KingdomDecember 31, 1899August 22, 201941,351
United States of AmericaDecember 14, 1916April 14, 20191,160,040
UzbekistanJanuary 1, 2001June 22, 2006946
Viet NamApril 2, 1995April 8, 200811,759
Yugoslavia/Serbia and MontenegroApril 16, 1978September 21, 20064,130