The following countries are the “paris not PCT” countries. Therefore, if protection is required in one or more of these countries, then a National application has to be filed in each country in question. As these countries are bound by the Paris Convention, any Patent application (or application for other IP right) can legitimately claim the priority of an earlier application filed in any other country or region also being bound by the Paris Convention.

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