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PCT fees fixed by WIPO payable to the EPO as RO, ISA, [SISA] or IPEA

 

Code

Applicable as from 1 April 2016
Nature of fee

Amount
(EUR)

225

1. International filing fee (Rule 15.2 PCT)

1 219,00

222

Supplement for each sheet of the international application in excess of 30 sheets

14,00

063

2.1 Late payment fee (Rule 16bis.2 PCT)

50%
of the unpaid fee(s) but not to exceed EUR 609,50

064

2.2 Late payment fee (Rule 58bis.2 PCT)

50%
of the unpaid fee(s) but not to exceed EUR 366,00

224

3. Handling fee

183,00

 

4. Reduction for filing in electronic form

 

316

  • request not being in character-coded format (web form filing)

92,00

318

  • request in character-coded format + PDF application

183,00

319

  • request, description, claims and abstract in character-coded format

275,00

 

5. The international filing fee under item 1 (where applicable, as reduced under item 4), and the handling fee under item 3 are reduced by 90% if the international application is filed by:

(a) an applicant who is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in a State that is listed as being a State whose per capita gross domestic product is below US$ 25 000 (according to the most recent 10-year average per capita gross domestic product figures at constant 2005 US$ values published by the United Nations), and whose nationals and residents who are natural persons have filed less than 10 international applications per year (per million population) or less than 50 international applications per year (in absolute numbers) according to the most recent five-year average yearly filing figures published by the International Bureau; or

(b) an applicant, whether a natural person or not, who is a national of and resides in a State that is listed as being classified by the United Nations as a least developed country;

provided that, if there are several applicants, each must satisfy the criteria set out in either sub-item (a) or (b).  The lists of States referred to in sub-items (a) and (b) shall be updated by the Director General at least every five years according to directives given by the Assembly. The criteria set out in sub-items (a) and (b) shall be reviewed by the Assembly at least every five years.