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PCT Information Update

International filing fee, search fee, supplementary search fee and handling fee (various Offices)

On 1 January 2018, there will be changes in the equivalent amounts, in certain currencies, of the international filing fee, the fee per sheet over 30, the electronic filing reductions (where applicable) listed in item 4 of the Schedule of Fees, the search fee, the supplementary search fee and the handling fee, as indicated in the PCT Fee Tables.

These changes will be reflected in the following annexes of the PCT Applicant’s Guide (http://www.wipo.int/pct/guide/en/):

  • Annex C (receiving Offices): AM, AP, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BE, BH, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CL, CR, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DO, EA, EC, EE, EG, EP, ES, FI, FR, GB, GE, GH, GR, GT, HN, HU, IB, IE, IL, IN, IS, IT, JP, JO, KE, KG, KH, KZ, LR, LT, LU, LV, MC, MD, ME, MT, MW, MX, NI, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PT, QA, RO, RU, SA, SC, SE, SG, SI, SK, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TT, UA, US, UZ, ZA, ZM, ZW;
  • Annex D (International Searching Authorities): AT, AU, BR, CA, CL, CN, EG, EP, ES, FI, IL, IN, JP, KR, RU, SE, SG, TR, UA, US, XN, XV;
  • Annex SISA (International Searching Authorities (Supplementary Search)): AT, EP, FI, RU, SE, SG, TR, UA, XN, XV; and
  • Annex E (International Preliminary Examining Authorities): AT, AU, CA, CL, EG, EP, ES, FI, IL, IN, JP, KR, RU, SE, SG, UA, US, XN.

CO  Colombia (competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities)

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia) has specified, with effect from 2 October 2017, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, in addition to the Austrian Patent Office, the European Patent Office, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation), the National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil), the National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile) and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, as competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority for international applications filed in English with the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia), or with the International Bureau, as receiving Office, by nationals and residents of Colombia.

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (CO))

DJ  Djibouti (e-mail and Internet addresses)

The e-mail and Internet addresses of the Office of Industrial Property and Commerce of Djibouti (ODPIC) have changed, as follows:

E-mail:                            [email protected]

Internet:                          http://www.odpic.net

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex B1 (DJ))

EG  Egypt (fees)

The amount of the following component of the national fee, payable to the Egyptian Patent Office as designated (or elected) Office, has changed:

Examination fee:…………………………………………………………………..          EGP      17,5301

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, National Chapter (Summary) (EG))

FI  Finland (location)

The location of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) will change with effect from 8 December 2017 as follows:

Location:                          Sörnäisten rantatie 13 C, Helsinki, Finland

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex B1 (FI))

IB  International Bureau (fees)

As from 1 January 2018, there will be a change in the equivalent amounts in EUR of the following fees payable to the IB as receiving Office:

Transmittal fee:……………………………………………………………………..          EUR              87

Fee for priority document:……………………………………………………….          EUR              44

Supplement for airmail:……………………………………………………..          [no change]

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (IB))

RU   Russian Federation (fees)

The amounts of the following fees, payable to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation) as receiving Office, have changed with effect from 6 October 2017:

Transmittal fee:……………………………………………………………………..          RUB         1,700

Fee for priority document:……………………………………………………….          RUB         1,700

Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority:…………………..          RUB         1,000

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (RU))

Search fee and other fees relating to international search (Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)

As from 6 December 2017, there will be a change in the amounts payable in RUB for an international search carried out by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation).  The new amounts, as well as the equivalent amounts in CHF, EUR and USD, are indicated in Fee Table I(b). The amounts of other fees will also change, as follows:

Additional search fee:

For a search carried out in Russian:…………………………….          RUB         8,500

For a search carried out in English:……………………………..          RUB       40,000

Protest fee:……………………………………………………………………          RUB         3,500

Late furnishing fee: ………………………………………………………..          RUB         4,000

See also “International filing fee, search fee, supplementary search fee and handling fee (various Offices)”, above, for information on the search fee payable with effect from 1 January 2018.

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex D (RU))

Preliminary examination fee and other fees relating to international preliminary examination (Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation)

As from 6 December 2017, there will be a change in the amount of the preliminary examination fee, payable in RUB to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation) as International Preliminary Examining Authority, as indicated in Fee Table II.  The amounts of other fees will also change, as follows:

Additional preliminary examination fee:

For an examination carried out in Russian:…………………. RUB   6,000     (5,000)2

For an examination carried out in English:………………….. RUB 23,500   (19,500)2

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex E (RU))

 
 
 
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