Turkmenistan Joins WIPO’s Patent Law Treaty

Turkmenistan Joins WIPO’s Patent Law Treaty
Depositing of Turkmenistan's instrument of ratification of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), Geneva, Switzerland

Turkmenistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva Atageldi Haljanov deposited his country’s instrument of ratification of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, to the Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Daren Tang at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva on Monday.

Depositing the PLT, Atageldi Haljanov noted Turkmenistan's commitment to constructive dialogue with authoritative international organizations, including with the WIPO, the country’s official media reports.

The WIPO Director General, in turn, emphasized the importance of the joint work of the Organization and the Government of Turkmenistan on the development of the Program for the Development of the Intellectual Property System in Turkmenistan for 2021-2025.

Daren Tang also noted that Turkmenistan became the 43rd contracting party to the PLT, and expressed readiness to provide all possible assistance in relation to other WIPO documents, to which Turkmenistan may accede.

Turkmenistan became a member of WIPO in 1991 and is currently a party to 13 out of 26 international documents of the Organization.

The PLT is a patent law multilateral treaty concluded on June 1, 2000 in Geneva. It is an international treaty that simplifies and streamlines procedures for obtaining and maintaining a patent.