International Searching Authorities (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authorities (IPEA)

1. Austrian Patent Office (AT).
2. Australian Patent Office (AU).
3. National Institute of Industrial Property (BR).
4. Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CA).
5. State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (CN).
6. European Patent Office (EP).
7. Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (ES).
8. National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (FI).
9. Japan Patent Office (JP).
10. Korean Intellectual Property Office (KR).
11. Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Russian Federation) (RU).
12. Swedish Patent and Registration Office (SE).
13. United States Patent and Trademark Office (US).
14. Nordic Patent Institute (XN).
Note 1: All International Searching Authorities are also International Preliminary Examining Authorities.
Note 2: The Egyptian Patent Office and the Israeli Patent Office were appointed as ISA and IPEA on September 25, 2009. Their appointments will become effective when they are ready to begin operations

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