July PCT and Madrid IP Fee Updates

IP Currency Costs and IP fee updates

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PTOs are squeezing in a few more IP fee updates before Summer arrives, so this week, we have a mixture of PCT and Madrid fee changes coming. The PCT is also gaining a new member—say “Bienvenidos” to Uruguay!

Uruguay Joins Patent Cooperation Treaty

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On June 11, 2024, the Uruguayan Parliament approved Uruguay’s accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Once the legislation is enacted, it will take several months to formalize procedures and costs – stay tuned!

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PCT Fee Increases Coming to Austria

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IP Fee Updates Effective July 1:

  • Annex D – International Searching Authority

    • Search fee (PCT Rule 16):

      • Will increase from 1,710 CFH to 1,758 CHF

      • Will increase from 1,775 EUR to 1,845 EUR

      • Will increase from 2,536,00 KRW to 2,713,000 KRW

      • Will increase from 2,565 SGD to 2,671 SGD

      • Will increase from 1,870 USD to 1,974 USD

      • Will increase from 35,770 ZAR to 36,230 ZAR

    • Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2):

      • Will increase from 1,775 EUR to 1,845 EUR

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PCT Fee Decrease Coming to Israel

IP Fee Updates Effective July 1:

  • Annex C – Receiving Office

    • International filing fee:

      • Will decrease from 1,562 USD to 1,457 USD

    • Fee per sheet above 30:

      • Will decrease from 18 USD to 16 USD

    • Electronic filing reduction (the request in character-coded format):

      • Will decrease from 235 USD to 219 USD

    • Electronic filing reduction (the request, description, claims, and abstract in character-coded format):

      • Will decrease from 352 USD to 329 USD

Madrid Fee Increase Coming to Turkey

IP Fee Updates Effective July 26:

  • Applications/Subsequent Designations are increasing:

    • From 76 CHF to 160 CHF for the first class of goods or services

    • From 21 CHF to 46 CHF for the second class

    • From 24 CHF to 51 CHF for each additional class

  • Renewal Fees are also increasing:

    • From 69 CHF to 141 CHF, independent of the number of classes

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