World Intellectual Property Organization

Restoration of the right of priority by receiving Offices (RO) and designated Offices (DO) under PCT Rules 26bis.3 and 49ter.2 (Last updated 16 October 2014)

Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
AE  United Arab Emirates See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
AG  Antigua and Barbuda Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
AL  Albania Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
AM Armenia Yes Yes Due care AMD 10,000
AP  African Regional Intellectual Property Organization Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests
AT Austria Yes Yes Due care and unintentional EUR 269
AU Australia Yes Yes As RO, due care and unintentional
As DO, national law requirements2
As RO, AUD 200
As DO, at least AUD 1002
AZ Azerbaijan Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
BB Barbados See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
BE Belgium No See EP    
BF  Burkina Faso  See OA3 See OA4    
BG  Bulgaria Yes Yes Due care and unintentional Please refer to the Office for the applicable fee
BH Bahrain Yes Yes Due care No
BJ  Benin See OA3 See OA4    
BR Brazil No No    
BW Botswana Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
BY Belarus Yes Yes Unintentional No
BZ Belize Yes Yes Due care and unintentional BZD 150
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
CA Canada Yes No As RO, due care and unintentional No
CF Central African Republic See OA3 See OA4    
CG  Congo  See OA3 See OA4    
CH  Switzerland  Yes Yes Due care CHF 500
CI  Côte d'Ivoire  See OA3 See OA4    
CL Chile Yes Yes Due care and unintentional Equivalent in CLP of US dollars5 400
CM  Cameroon  See OA3 See OA4    
CN China Yes No As RO, due care and unintentional CNY 1,000
CO Colombia No No    
CR Costa Rica Yes Yes Due care and unintentional6 Please refer to the Office for the applicable fee
CU Cuba No No    
CY Cyprus Yes See EP Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
CZ Czech Republic No No    
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
DE Germany No No    
DK Denmark Yes Yes Due care DKK 3,000
DM Dominica See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
DO Dominican Republic Yes Yes Due care and unintentional DOP 15,000
DZ Algeria No No    
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
EA Eurasian Patent Organization Yes Yes As RO, due care and unintentional
As DO, unintentional
As RO, no
As DO, RUB 16,000
EC Ecuador Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
EE Estonia Yes Yes Due care No
EG Egypt Yes Yes Due care EGP 800 (individuals and research institutes), 
EGP 1,000 (companies <10 employees) and 
EGP 1,500 (companies >10 employees
EP European Patent Organization Yes Yes Due care EUR 635
ES Spain Yes Yes Due care EUR   88.66 (online)
EUR 104.31 (on paper)
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
FI Finland Yes Yes Due care EUR 450
FR France Yes See EP Due care EUR 150
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
GA Gabon See OA3 See OA4    
GB United Kingdom Yes Yes Unintentional GBP 150
GD Grenada See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
GE Georgia  Yes Yes Due care and unintentional USD 60
GH Ghana Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
GM Gambia See AP7 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
GN Guinea See OA3 See OA4    
GQ  Equatorial Guinea See OA3 See OA4    
GR Greece No See EP    
GT Guatemala Yes Yes Due care Please refer to the Office for the applicable fee
GW  Guinea-Bissau See OA3 See OA4    
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
HN Honduras Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
HR Croatia Yes Yes Due care HRK 300
HU Hungary Yes Yes Due care No
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
IB World Intellectual Property Organization Yes Not applicable Due care and unintentional No
ID Indonesia No No    
IE Ireland Yes See EP As RO, due care and unintentional Please refer to the Office for the applicable fee 
IL Israel Yes Yes Due care No
IN India No No    
IS Iceland Yes Yes Due care ISK 24,000
IT Italy No See EP    
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
JP Japan No No    
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
KE Kenya Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
KG Kyrgyzstan Yes Yes Due care and unintentional USD 100
KM Comoros Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
KP Democratic People's Republic of Korea Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
KR Republic of Korea No No    
KZ Kazakhstan Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
LA Lao People's Democratic Republic See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
LC Saint Lucia See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
LI Liechtenstein See CH8 See CH9    
LK Sri Lanka See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
LR  Liberia  Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
LS  Lesotho Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
LT Lithuania Yes Yes Due care LTL 400
LU Luxembourg Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
LV Latvia Yes See EP Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
LY Libya Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
MA Morocco   Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
MC Monaco  Yes See EP Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
MD Moldova Yes Yes Due care and unintentional EUR 100
MG Madagascar See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
MK Republic of Macedonia Yes Yes Due care MKD 1,000
ML Mali See OA3 See OA4    
MN Mongolia Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
MR Mauritania See OA3 See OA4    
MT Malta Yes See EP As RO, due care and unintentional AS RO, no
MW Malawi Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
MX Mexico Yes No As RO, unintentional No
MY Malaysia Yes Yes Unintentional No
MZ Mozambique See AP7 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
NA Namibia See AP7 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
NE Niger See OA3 See OA4    
NG Nigeria See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
NI Nicaragua Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
NL Netherlands Yes See EP As RO, due care EUR 161
NO  Norway  No No    
NZ New Zealand Yes Yes  Due care No
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
OA African Intellectual Property Organization Yes Yes Please refer to the Organization for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
OM Oman See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
PE Peru Yes Yes Due care PEN 191.97
PG Papua New Guinea Yes Yes Due care and unintentional No
PH Philippines No No    
PL Poland Yes Yes Due care PLZ 80
PT Portugal Yes Yes Due care EUR 156.75 (online)
EUR 313.50 (on paper)
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
RO Romania Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.   
RS Serbia Yes Yes Due care RSD 2,820
RU Russian Federation Yes Yes Due care and unintentional RUB 400
RW Rwanda Yes Yes Due care and unintentional Please refer to the Office for the applicable fee
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
SC Seychelles Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
SD Sudan Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
SE Sweden Yes Yes Due care SEK 1,000
SG Singapore Yes Yes Due care and unintentional SGD 250
SI Slovenia Yes See EP As RO, due care As RO, EUR 42
SK Slovakia Yes Yes Due care EUR 166
SL Sierra Leone See AP7 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
SM San Marino Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
SN Senegal See OA3 See OA4    
SV El Salvador Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
SY Syrian Arab Republic Yes Yes Due care and unintentional Please refer to the Office for the applicable fee
SZ Swaziland See AP7 See  AP10 Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
TD Chad See OA3 See OA4    
TG Togo See OA3 See OA4    
TJ Tajikistan Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
TM Turkmenistan Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
TN Tunisia Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
TR Turkey Yes  No As RO, unintentional No
TT Trinidad and Tobago Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
TZ United Republic of Tanzania See AP7 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
UA Ukraine Yes Yes Unintentional UAH 100 or equivalent in EUR or in USD11
UG Uganda See AP7 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
US United States of America Yes Yes Unintentional USD 1,70012
UZ Uzbekistan Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines See IB1 Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.  
VN Viet Nam Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
Two-letter code Contracting State or Organization Does the Office accept requests for the restoration of the right of priority? If yes, which criteria does the Office apply? Is there a fee?
as receiving office as designated office
ZA South Africa Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
ZM Zambia Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 
ZW Zimbabwe Yes Yes Please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests. 

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  1. The International Bureau of WIPO (IB) acts as receiving Office for this State under PCT Rule 19.1(b).
  2. For further details, see PCT Applicant's Guide, National Chapter (AU).
  3. The African Intellectual Property Organization (OA) acts as receiving Office for this State under PCT Rule 19.1(b). Please refer to that Organization for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
  4. The African Intellectual Property Organization (OA) acts as designated Office for this State under PCT Article 4(1)(ii). Please refer to that Organization for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
  5. When calculating the US dollar equivalent amount in CLP, applicants should use the exchange rate fixed by the Central Bank of Chile on the day before the date of payment.
  6. As from 15 November 2014, the Office will only apply the due care criterion.
  7. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (AP) acts as receiving Office for this State under PCT Rule 19.1(b). Please refer to  that Organization for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
  8. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (CH) acts as receiving Office for this State under PCT Rule 19.1(b). Please refer to that Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
  9. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (CH) acts as designated Office for this State under PCT Article 4(1)(ii). Please refer to that Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
  10. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (AP) acts as designated Office for this State under PCT Article 4(1)(ii). Please refer to  that Organization for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests.
  11. This fee is reduced by 95% where all applicants are also non-profit institutions and/or organizations.  When the fee is payable with relation to an application made by both types of applicant, and all applicants are either also inventors, or non-profit institutions and/or organizations, the fee is reduced by 90%.
  12. This amount is reduced to USD 850 in case of filing by a "small entity" or a "micro entity" (for further details, see PCT Applicant's Guide, Annex C (US) and National Chapter (US)).

 

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