Fees and Payments – Hague System

Under the Hague system, all fees must be paid in Swiss francs (CHF).

Types of fees

Tools

  • Fee calculator (calculates the cost of filing an international application or a renewal)

Payment methods

There are four ways to submit your fees to WIPO: Current Account, credit card (in certain cases), bank transfer, or postal transfer (within Europe only).  WIPO does not accept payment by cash or check. Any checks received will be returned to the sender.

To use some of our e-payment systems you must have a WIPO online user account. Note: this is not the same as a WIPO Current Account.

There are two ways to pay via direct debit from your WIPO Current Account:

  • Use the Hague E-Payment system; or
  • provide your WIPO Current Account information on the relevant DM-form
Learn more about the WIPO Current Account, including how to open one.

Credit card payments are available only for the payment of:

  • registration fees (using the E-Filing service);
  • renewal fees (using the E-Renewal service); or
  • fees indicated on irregularity letters or other WIPO communications concerning international applications (using the E-Payment service).

All payments will be processed in Swiss francs (CHF).

A WIPO reference number is required for certain credit card payments. The relevant 7 to 10-digit WIPO reference number will be indicated in an irregularity notice, if one has been issued.

Warning – WIPO will confirm credit card payments by email only. An electronic message will be generated and sent automatically to the email address entered with your billing information. WIPO does not issue any other payment receipt or invoice for online credit card payments. If you do not receive this email acknowledgement, please contact us.

You must provide the following information when you submit your payment. Failure to provide all the information listed below will delay the processing of your application and/or result in issuance of an irregularity notice:

  • Payer’s name and complete address
  • Basic application and/or registration number
  • International Registration Number (IRN)
  • Name of holder (if different from payer)

All payments will be processed in Swiss francs (CHF). You will be responsible for any additional fees charged by your bank.

WIPO Bank transfer details

  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • Credit Suisse, CH-1211 Geneva 70
  • IBAN: CH51 0483 5048 7080 8100 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A

WIPO Postal transfer details (within Europe only)

  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • SWISS POST/Postfinance, Engelhaldenstrasse 37, CH-3030 Bern
  • IBAN: CH03 0900 0000 1200 5000 8
  • Swift: POFICHBE
Note: WIPO will send a receipt to the Payer within 10 days of the date your bank or postal transfer is received. If you do not receive a WIPO receipt within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.
Warning – Failure to pay your fees in full will result in the issuance of an irregularity notice. The notice will contain a payment deadline (typically 3 months), after which the application will be deemed abandoned.

Payment follow-up

If you do not receive a payment acknowledgement within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.

Refund request

To request a refund, please fill in the refund form.