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  • By check (Swiss francs) drawn on a Swiss or foreign bank made payable to WIPO and sent to:

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PCT International Bureau
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Bank : Swiss Credit Bank
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Account name: WIPO/OMPI
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  • By debit from a current account established with WIPO.

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  • the number of your WIPO current account;
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