World Intellectual Property Organization

Regulations under the PCT

SCHEDULE OF FEES 

Fees                           Amounts
1. International filing fee:
(Rule 15.2)
  1,330
15
  Swiss francs plus
Swiss francs for each sheet of the international application in excess of 30 sheets
2. Supplementary search handling fee:
(Rule 45bis.2)
     200   Swiss francs
3. Handling Fee:
(Rule 57.2)
     200   Swiss francs
      
Reductions
 
4.  The international filing fee is reduced by the following amount if the international application is, as provided for in the Administrative Instructions, filed:
(a)   in electronic form, the request not being in character coded format:
 
 100 Swiss francs
(b)   in electronic form, the request being in character coded format:
 
 200 Swiss francs
(c)   in electronic form, the request, description, claims and abstract being in character coded format:
 
 300 Swiss francs
5. The international filing fee under item 1 (where applicable, as reduced under item 4), the supplementary search handling fee under item 2 and the handling fee under item 3 are reduced by 90% if the international application is filed by:

(a)  an applicant who is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in a State that is listed as being a State whose per capita gross domestic product is below US$ 25,000 (according to the most recent 10-year average per capita gross domestic product figures at constant 2005 US$ values published by the United Nations), and whose nationals and residents who are natural persons have filed less than 10 international applications per year (per million population) or less than 50 international applications per year (in absolute numbers) according to the most recent five-year average yearly filing figures published by the International Bureau; or
 
(b)  an applicant, whether a natural person or not, who is a national of and resides in a State that is listed as being classified by the United Nations as a least developed country;
 
provided that, if there are several applicants, each must satisfy the criteria set out in either sub-item (a) or (b).  The lists of States referred to in sub-items (a)
and (b)14 shall be updated by the Director General at least every five years according to directives given by the Assembly. The criteria set out in sub-items (a) and (b) shall be reviewed by the Assembly at least every five years.

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14  Editor’s Note: The first lists of States were published in the Gazette of February 12, 2015, page 32 (see http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/official_notices/index.html).

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