World Intellectual Property Organization

Payment of Fees - Hague System

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

Types of fees


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

How to pay

Fees can be paid by :

Credit card

  • E-filing (only for registration)
  • E-Renewal (only for renewals)
  • E-Payment (only for payment of fees as notified in irregularity letters or other WIPO communications with regard to international applications)

WIPO current account

Deductions from WIPO current accounts are authorized either by:


Bank and postal transfer

Payments can only be made in Swiss francs.

Note that all bank charges are to be settled by the payor.

Please indicate the purpose of your payment and information regarding the application (basic application and/or registration number, IRN, E-Filing reference number, applicant or holder name, etc.) in the reference of your payment.  


Bank transfer

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

Postal transfers (within Europe only)

  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • SWISS POST/Postfinance, Engehaldenstrasse 37, CH-3030 Bern
  • IBAN: CH03 0900 0000 1200 5000 8
  • Swift: POFICHBE

Payment follow-up

The International Bureau of WIPO will send an acknowledgement of receipt to the person or entity effecting a payment to a WIPO bank or postal account within 10 days from such receipt. If the aforementioned acknowledgement is not received within the said period, please inform the International Bureau of WIPO at the following address:

Refund request

To request a refund, please fill in the general refund request form PDF, General refund request form PDF, General refund request form and e-mail it with supporting documentation to

For further information, please contact us.

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