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Modes of payment of fees to the RO/IB

  • By credit card (for complete details on credit card payments see PCT E-Payment Service – User GuidePDF

VISA                                                     (Swiss francs, US dollars or euro)
MasterCard/Eurocard                      (Swiss francs, US dollars or euro)
American Express                              (Swiss francs only)
Discover                                               (Swiss francs, US dollars or euro)
Diners                                                   (Swiss francs, US dollars or euro)

  • By debit from a current account established with WIPO
    Debits are authorized by quoting your WIPO current account number on the PCT fee calculation sheet.

In order to correctly allocate your payment, please indicate:
– the purpose of your payment;
– the number of your WIPO current account;
– the name of the applicant;
– the file reference or, if known, the PCT international application number.

  • By direct bank transfer (Swiss francs, US dollars or euro) to:

Bank : Credit Suisse
             CH-1211 Geneva 70

Account name: WIPO/OMPI

CHF Account number (IBAN): CH51 0483 5048 7080 8100 0
USD Account number (IBAN): CH17 0483 5048 7080 8200 0
EUR Account number (IBAN): CH33 0483 5048 7080 8200 3

SWIFT code: CRESCH ZZ80A

  • By postal transfer (Swiss francs) to WIPO’s postal account No. 12-5000-8, Geneva, Switzerland.

Bank : Postfiance, Engehaldenstrasse 37,
             CH-3030 Bern 

CHF Account number (IBAN): CH03 0900 0000 1200 5000 8

SWIFT code: POFICHBE


In order for WIPO to correctly allocate your payment, please indicate:
– the purpose of your payment;
– the name of the applicant; and
– the file reference; or
– the PCT international application number (if known). Please note that WIPO, as payee, shall not be liable for bank or transfer charges.

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

World Intellectual Property Organization
PCT Receiving Office Section
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland

The name and address of the account holder (as the ordering party) and the name and address of the beneficiary must be printed on all checks.  It is no longer permissible to leave the order line blank or to indicate “holder,” “bearer,” or a bank as beneficiary.  In addition, the check must be for more than CHF 100, or the equivalent of this sum in another currency.

It is preferable to make payments using any of the other modes of payment indicated above.

Payment follow-up

All fee payments are acknowledged and include the contact details of the authorized officer processing the application.

For inquiries, please also use the following numbers of RO/IB:

– Telephone: (41-22) 338 92 22 or (41-22) 338 91 11 (switchboard);
– Facsimile: (41-22) 910 06 10
– or the following E-mail address: ro.ib@wipo.int

Refunds

All refund requests should be addressed to the authorized officer processing the application (for further details of which fees may be refunded see the PCT Applicant’s Guide)

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