Indian and Egyptian Patent Fee Changes

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India just introduced a pretty big change regarding Requests for Examination and Workings. This week, we cover those, plus some PCT-related patent fee updates in Egypt.

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India Patent Fee Updates Effective from March 15, 2024

Patent Fee

The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2024, and the Patent (Second Amendment) Rules, 2024 took effect on March 15, 2024.

Important Updates:

  • Revised Due Date for Request for Examination: The deadline for filing a Request for Examination has been reduced from 48 months to 31 months from the earliest priority date.
  • 10% reduction in renewal fees: If paid in advance, electronically, for at least 4 years.
  • Reduced frequency of filing statements of working patents: From once a financial year to once every three financial years.

Egypt PCT Fee Updates Effective from June 1, 2024

Patent Fee

In Annex D – International Searching Authorities:

  • The Search Fee for Egypt will decrease from 110 CHF to 76 CHF. 
  • The Search Fee for Egypt will decrease from 123 EUR to 78 EUR. 
  • The Search Fee for Egypt will decrease from 129 USD to 84 USD. 

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