Fees and Payments – Lisbon System

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

Types of fees

  • Registration of an appellation of origin: 1,000 Swiss francs
  • Entry of a modification of a registration: 500 Swiss francs
  • Providing an extract from the International Register: 150 Swiss francs
  • Providing an attestation or any other information given in writing concerning the contents of the International Register: 100 Swiss francs

Payment methods

There are three ways to submit your fees to WIPO: Current Account, 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.

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

  • Indicate your WIPO Current Account number on your application form PDF, application form (refer to section 10 ("Registration fee")); or
  • Send us a written debit request. The debit request must clearly indicate your WIPO Current Account number and the Account holder's name. You must also include a statement of the purpose of the transaction containing all relevant information regarding the application (appellation name and type of fees) in the reference of your payment.
Learn more about the WIPO Current Account, including how to open one.

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:

  • Appellation name
  • Type of fees:
    • Registration of an appellation of origin, or
    • Entry of a modification of a registration

If your payment involves an entry of a modification of a registration, please indicate the related AO number.

If your payment involves more than one request, please send us a list containing each request and the amount to be paid.

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 rejected.

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.