Country Codes

This table has been compiled based on the latest codes supplied by the USPTO as well as codes applicable pre-2000. There are countries that have changed their names/country codes, post-2000. The pre-2000 codes would therefore aid search in such cases.

For example, Myanmar (MM) used to be Burma (BU). If you wish to search for patents relating to this country, you could select BU (pre-2000) and MM (post-2000)

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Country Code Pre-2000

Afghanistan

AF

African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)

OA

African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO)

AP

Ã…land Islands

AX

Albania

AL

Algeria

DZ

Andorra

AD

Angola

AO

Anguilla

AI

KN (Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla)

Antarctica

AQ

Antigua and Barbuda

AG

AG (Antigua)

Arab States of the Gulf, Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the (GCC Patent Office)

GC

Argentina

AR

Armenia

AM

Aruba

AW

Australia

AU

Austria

AT

Azerbaijan

AZ

Bahamas

BS

Bahrain

BH

Bangladesh

BD

Barbados

BB

Belarus

BY

Belgium

BE

Belize

BZ

Benelux Trademark Office (BBM) and Benelux Designs Office (BBDM)

BX

Benin

BJ

Bermuda

BM

Bhutan

BT

Bolivia

BO

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BA

Botswana

BW

Bouvet Island

BV

BV (Bouvetoya)

Brazil

BR

British Indian Ocean Territory

IO

Brunei Darussalam

BN

BN (Brunei)

Bulgaria

BG

Burkina Faso

BF

HV (Upper Volta)

Burma (see Myanmar)

Burundi

BI

Cambodia

KH

Cameroon

CM

Canada

CA

Cape Verde

CV

CV (Republic of Cape Verde)

Cayman Islands

KY

Central African Republic

CF

CF (Central African Empire)

Chad

TD

Channel Islands (see Jersey or Guernsey)

Chile

CL

China

CN

CN (China)

CN1 (Tibet)

Christmas Island

CX

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

CC

Colombia

CO

Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

QZ

Comoros

KM

Congo

CG

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

CD

ZR (Zaire)

Cook Islands

CK

Costa Rica

CR

Côte d'Ivoire

CI

CI (Ivory Coast)

Croatia

HR

Cuba

CU

Cyprus

CY

Czechoslovakia (see "Czech Republic" and "Slovakia")

Czech Republic

CZ

CS (Czechoslovakia)

Denmark

DK

Djibouti

DJ

AI (French Territory of the Afars and Issas)

Dominica

DM

Dominican Republic

DO

East Timor (see Timor-Leste)

Ecuador

EC

Egypt

EG

El Salvador

SV

England (see United Kingdom)

Equatorial Guinea

GQ

Eritrea

ER

Estonia

EE

Ethiopia

ET

Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO)

EA

European Community Trademark Office [see Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)]

European Patent Office (EPO)

EP

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

FK

Faroe Islands

FO

Federated States of Micronesia

FM

Fiji

FJ

Finland

FI

France

FR

French Guiana

GF

French Polynesia

PF

French Southern Territories

TF

FQ (French Southern and Antarctic Lands)

French Territory of the Afars and Issas (see Djibouti)

Gabon

GA

Gambia

GM

GCC Patent Office [see Arab States of the Gulf, Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the]

Georgia

GE

SU (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

Germany

DE

DD (German Democratic Republic)

DE1 (Germany before 1942)

German Democratic Republic (see Germany)

Ghana

GH

Gibraltar

GI

Gilbert Islands (see Kiribati)

Great Britain (see United Kingdom)

Greece

GR

Greenland

GL

Grenada

GD

Guadeloupe

GP

Guatemala

GT

Guernsey

GG

GB1 (Channel Island)

Guinea

GN

Guinea-Bissau

GW

Guyana

GY

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs [per WIPO Standard ST.3, Page 3.3.5, Endnote 6]

WO

Haiti

HT

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

HM

Holy See (Vatican City State)

VA

Honduras

HN

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, The

HK

Hungary

HU

Iceland

IS

India

IN

Indonesia

ID

Iran, Islamic Republic of

IR

Iraq

IQ

Ireland

IE

Isle of Man

IM

GB4

Israel

IL

Italy

IT

Ivory Coast (see Côte d'Ivoire)

Jamaica

JM

Japan

JP

Jersey

JE

GB1 (Channel Island)

Jordan

JO

Kazakhstan

KZ

Kenya

KE

Kiribati

KI

GE (Gilbert Islands)

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

KP

Korea, Republic of

KR

Kuwait

KW

Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic)

KG

Lao People's Democratic Republic

LA

Latvia

LV

Lebanon

LB

LN

Lesotho

LS

Liberia

LR

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

LY

LY (Libya)

Liechtenstein

LI

Lithuania

LT

Luxembourg

LU

Macao

MO

MO (Macau)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

MK

Madagascar

MG

Malawi

MW

Malaysia

MY

Maldives

MV

Mali

ML

Malta

MT

Marshall Islands

MH

Martinique

MQ

Mauritania

MR

Mauritius

MU

Mayotte

YT

Mexico

MX

Moldova, Republic of

MD

Monaco

MC

Mongolia

MN

Montenegro

ME

Montserrat

MS

Morocco

MA

Mozambique

MZ

Muscat (see Oman)

Myanmar

MM

BU (Burma)

Namibia

NA

Nauru

NR

Nepal

NP

Netherlands

NL

Netherlands Antilles

AN

New Caledonia

NC

New Hebrides (see Vanuatu)

New Zealand

NZ

Nicaragua

NI

Niger

NE

Nigeria

NG

Niue

NU

Norfolk Island

NF

Northern Ireland (see United Kingdom)

Northern Mariana Islands

MP

Norway

NO

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) (OHIM)

EM

Oman

OM

OM (Oman)

OM1 (Muscat)

Pakistan

PK

Palau

PW

Panama

PA

Papua New Guinea

PG

Paraguay

PY

Peru

PE

Philippines

PH

Pitcairn

PN

Poland

PL

Portugal

PT

Qatar

QA

Reunion

RE

Republic of Cape Verde (see Cape Verde)

Romania

RO

Russian Federation

RU

Rwanda

RW

Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla (see Anguilla)

Saint Helena

SH

Saint Kitts and Nevis

KN

KN (Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla)

Saint Lucia

LC

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

PM

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

VC

VC (St. Vincent)

Samoa

WS

WS (Western Somoa)

San Marino

SM

Sao Tome and Principe

ST

Saudi Arabia

SA

Scotland (see United Kingdom)

Senegal

SN

Serbia

RS

Serbia and Montenegro (Individual codes are available for "Serbia" and "Montenegro")

YU

Seychelles

SC

Sierra Leone

SL

Singapore

SG

Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

SK

CS (Czechoslovakia)

Slovenia

SI

Solomon Islands

SB

Somalia

SO

South Africa

ZA

Southern Rhodesia (see Zimbabwe)

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

GS

Spain

ES

Sri Lanka

LK

Sudan

SD

Suriname

SR

SR (Surinam)

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

SJ

Swaziland

SZ

Sweden

SE

Switzerland

CH

Syrian Arab Republic

SY

SY (Syria)

Taiwan

TW

Tajikistan

TJ

Tanzania, United Republic of

TZ

Thailand

TH

Tibet (see China)

Timor-Leste

TL

TL (East Timor)

Togo

TG

Tokelau

TK

TK (Tokelau Islands)

Tonga

TO

Trinidad and Tobago

TT

Tunisia

TN

Turkey

TR

Turkmenistan

TM

Turks and Caicos Islands

TC

Tuvalu

TV

Uganda

UG

Ukraine

UA

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (see Georgia)

United Arab Emirates

AE

United Kingdom

GB

GB (United Kingdom)

GB1 (Channel Island)

GB2 (England)

GB3 (Great Britain)

GB4 (Isle of Man)

GB5 (Northern Ireland)

GB6 (Scotland)

GB7 (Wales)

United States

US

Upper Volta (see Burkina Faso)

Uruguay

UY

Uzbekistan

UZ

Vanuatu

VU

NH (New Hebrides)

Vatican City State (Holy See)

VA

Venezuela

VE

Viet Nam

VN

Virgin Islands (British)

VG

Wales (see United Kingdom)

Wallis and Futuna Islands

WF

West Bank/Gaza

PS

Western Sahara

EH

Western Somoa (see Somoa)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) [per WIPO Standard ST.3, Page 3.3.5, Endnote 6]

WO

Yemen

YE

YE (Yemen-San)

YD (Yemen-Aden)

Yugoslavia [see Serbia and Montenegro]

Zaire (see Congo, Democratic Republic of the)

Zambia

ZM

Zimbabwe

ZW

RH (Southern Rhodesia)