Panama to become a party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty within 2012
Within the next few months Panama is expected to take the necessary steps and to deposit the corresponding instrument in order to become party to the treaty.
This action should be the expected consequence of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, which recently has received the U.S. Congressional ratification.
So far, the following Latin American countries are already PCT members: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador
In relation to the yet non-PCT countries, no further developments are expected to occur soon, thus we will keep you informed.
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