A Plethora of PCT Patent Fee Updates – Part I

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A Busy Week of PCT Updates

To say there were a significant number of patent fee updates in the latest PCT Applicant’s Guide email would be an understatement. We stopped counting after the 50th jurisdiction. To keep things manageable, we’ve split it into two blog posts. 

Let’s see what changed!

Armenia PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Armenia Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office, the international filing fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
  • In Annex C: Fees per sheet in excess of 30 increased from USD 16 to USD 17.

ARIPO PCT Patent Fee Updates Effective November 1

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Highlights of the ARIPO Patent Office Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • The international filing fees increase from USD 1435 to USD 1515. 
    • Fees per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.
    • Electronic Filing (the request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Azerbaijan PCT Updates Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fee

Highlights of the Azerbaijan Patent Organization Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1378 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 207 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 311 to USD 342.

Bahrain PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fee

Highlights of the Bahrain PCT Patent Fee Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 

Botswana PCT Updates Effective November 1

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Highlights of the Botswana PCT Patent Fees:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.

Belarus PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fee

Highlights of the Belarus Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 

Belize PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fee

Highlights of the Belarus Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 

Chile PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Chile Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.
  • In Annex E: International Preliminary Examination Authority
    • Handling Fee increases from USD 216 to USD 228.

Costa Rica PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Costa Rica Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Djibouti PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fee

Highlights of the Djibouti Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Dominican Republic PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Dominican Republic Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Eurasian Patent Organization PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fee

Highlights of the Eurasian Patent Organization Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1378 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 207 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 311 to USD 342.
  • In Annex D: International Searching Authorities
    • The search fee in Russian increases from CHF 81 to CHF 82.
    • The search fee in English increases from CHF 382 to EUR 387.
  • In Annex E: International Preliminary Examination Authority
    • Handling Fee increases from USD 216 to USD 228.

Ecuador PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Ecuador Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Ghana PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Ghana Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 

Honduras PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Honduras Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 

World Intellectual Property Organization PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the WIPO Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • Transmittal Fees increases from USD 108 to USD 114.
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.
    • Fee for Priority Document increases from USD 54 to USD 57.

Israel PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Israel Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

India PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the India Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.
  • In Annex E: International Preliminary Examination Authority
    • Handling Fee increases from USD 216 to USD 228.

Iraq PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Iraq Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Jamaica PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Jamaica Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Kenya PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Kenya Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Kyrgyzstan PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Kyrgyzstan Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17. 
    • Electronic Filing (the Request) increases from USD 216 to USD 228.
    • Electronic Filing (Description claims and Abstracts) increases from USD 324 to USD 342.

Cambodia PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Cambodia Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.

Kazakhstan PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Kazakhstan Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.

Liberia PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Liberia Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.

Republic of Moldova PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Republic of Moldova Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.

Malawi PCT Patent Fees Updated Effective November 1

PCT Patent Fees

Highlights of the Malawi Updates:

  • In Annex C: Receiving Office
    • International Filing Fee increases from USD 1435 to USD 1515.
    • Fee per sheet in excess of 30 increases from USD 16 to USD 17.

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