June 2018 | No. 06/2018


Amendments to the PCT Regulations and Schedule of Fees annexed to the Regulations

It is recalled that the Assembly of the PCT Union adopted, during its 49th session which was held in Geneva from 2 to 11 October 2017, amendments to the PCT Regulations which will enter into force on 1 July 2018. 

It is recalled that the amendments consist of the following:

  • PCT Rules 4.1(b)(ii) and 41.2(b): numbering references have been corrected consequential to the amendments to Rules 12bis and 23bis adopted by the PCT Assembly at its 47th session (held in October 2015) and 48th session (held in October 2016), respectively.  For further information, see document PCT/WG/10/5 (http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_code=pct/wg/10).
  • PCT Schedule of Fees: it has been clarified that the 90% fee reduction in item 5 of the Schedule of Fees is intended only for persons filing an international application in their own right and not those filing an international application on behalf of a person or entity which is not eligible for the reduction.  For further information, see document PCT/WG/10/8 (http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/details.jsp?meeting_code=pct/wg/10).

Please also see “New/updated PCT Resources”, below, for information on the availability of a PowerPoint presentation describing these amendments.

The consolidated versions of the modified PCT Regulations and Schedule of Fees, as in force from 1 July 2018, are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish on the right hand side of the page at, respectively:



http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/texts/index.html (for the English and Italian versions)






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