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  • 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

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


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  • By postal transfer (Swiss francs) to WIPO's postal account No. 12-5000-8, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • By debit from a current account established with WIPO.

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  • the number of your WIPO current account;
  • the name of the applicant;
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