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WIPO - PCT Applicant's Guide RW - Rwanda
Office of the Registrar General (Rwanda)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Office of the Registrar General (Rwanda)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Two-letter code:
Rwanda - Office of the Registrar General (Rwanda)
Name of Office:
Office of the Registrar General (Rwanda)
Corner Blvd de l’Umuganda (Airport Rd)
Nyarutarama Road
P.O. Box 6239
Mailing address:
Same as above
(250) 252 58 03 38
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
Rwanda - Office of the Registrar General (Rwanda)
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: RW
ARIPO protection: AP
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Utility models
Utility models (a utility model may be sought instead of or in addition to an ARIPO patent)
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
Article 33 (Law on the Protection of Intellectual Property)
Provisional protection after international publication:
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
May be in the request or may be furnished later. If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?

Annex C - Receiving Office

Information not yet available

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

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The procedure in the national Phase

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Annex RW.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Please refer to the Office.
1 a For international applications filed on or after 24 September 2011.
Current version applicable from 15 Sep 2023 , printed on 15 Jun 2024