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New PCT fee schedule not available in new online filing (CMS) or Online Filing on 1 January 2020

New PCT fee schedule not available in new online filing (CMS) or Online Filing on 1 January 2020

Owing to ongoing technical issues, the scheduled releases of new online filing (CMS 1.60) and Online Filing PCT (October 2019, January 2020 fees) will take place only after 1 January 2020.

This means CMS and Online Filing users will not have access to the latest PCT fee schedule on 1 January 2020 (see EPO OJ 2019, A111).

We advise those wishing to pay PCT fees in accordance with the 1 January 2020 PCT fee schedule not to submit a debit order at the time of filing and instead to pay them separately by credit card or bank transfer (EPO OJ 2014, A28).

The Online Filing PCT October, January 2020 fees release will be launched on 2 January 2020, while new online filing (CMS) 1.60 is planned for 11 January 2020 (see release schedule).

Fees paid using either of these tool and showing an outdated amount will be automatically corrected.

We apologise for any inconvenience.