Patent and Trademark Fee Updates – Week of Jan 22

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The US has added a surcharge for Non-DOCX filings, and we have a couple of small PCT and Madrid fee updates this week.

Let’s see what’s changing!

New US Surcharge

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Effective January 17, 2024, any specifications, claims, or abstracts not filed in DOCX format will incur a surcharge.

  • Large Entity Non-DOCX surcharge: 400 USD
  • Small Entity Non-DOCX surcharge: 160 USD
  • Micro Entity Non-DOCX surcharge: 80 USD

Check out https://www.uspto.gov/patents/docx for more info.

Egypt and India PCT Fee Increases from March 1, 2024

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Highlights of the Egypt and India Updates:

  • Annex D – International Searching Authorities
    • The Search fee will decrease from CHF 118 to CHF 110 for Egypt.
    • The Search fee will decrease from CHF 110 to CHF 102 for India.

Norway Madrid Fee Increases from March 1, 2024

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Highlights of the Norway Updates:

Application Fees

  • The Application fee for one class of goods and services will increase from CHF 248 to CHF 309.
  • The Application fee for additional classes will increase from CHF 64 to CHF 81.
  • The Application fee for a collective, guarantee or certification mark will decrease from CHF 342 to CHF 325.
  • The Application fee for additional classes for a collective, guarantee or certification mark will decrease from CHF 141 to CHF 134. 

Renewal Fees

  • The Renewal fee for one class of goods and services will increase from CHF 222 to CHF 276.
  • The Renewal fee for additional classes will increase from CHF 86 to CHF 106.
  • The Renewal fee for a collective, guarantee or certification mark will decrease from CHF 440 to CHF 418.
  • The Renewal fee for additional classes for a collective, guarantee or certification mark will decrease from CHF 180 to CHF 171.

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