PCT Receiving Office Guidelines

Chapter XI: Fees

Transfer of Fees

272. The receiving Office should, each month, transfer to the International Bureau and the International Searching Authority, respectively, moneys received as international filing fee (Rule 15.2(c) and (d)) and search fee (Rule 16.1(c) and (d)) during the preceding month. The receiving Office keeps for its own benefit any moneys received as transmittal fee (Rule 14) and late payment fee (Rule 16bis.2).

273. When transferring the international filing fee, the receiving Office should, by letter, facsimile transmission or in electronic form, communicate to the International Bureau the following information: the international application number, the name of the applicant (that is, the applicant first named in the request), and the total amount of the international filing fee. As an example of a table containing the indications mentioned above, see Annex A to these Guidelines.