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July-August 2019 | No. 07-08/2019

 

PCT Information Update

AG  Antigua and Barbuda (summary of requirements for entry into the national phase)

Information on the requirements of the Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office (ABIPCO) as designated (or elected) Office has been published in the PCT Applicant’s Guide – see National Chapter, Summary (AG) at:

www.wipo.int/pct/guide/en/

CO  Colombia (e-mail addresses; evidence of mailing a document)

The e-mail addresses of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Colombia) have changed, as follows:

E-mail:     dirnuecreaciones@sic.gov.co (general enquiries)

                ePCT@sic.gov.co (enquiries concerning ePCT)

There has been a change in the requirements as to whether the Office would accept evidence of mailing of a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used:  in addition to DHL and DEPRISA, it will now also accept such evidence if the delivery service is 4-72.

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex B1 (CO))

GB  United Kingdom (institutions with which deposits of microorganisms and other biological material may be made)

The address of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC), an International Depositary Authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, has changed, as follows:

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)
Quadram Institute Bioscience
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7UQ
United Kingdom

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex L)

IN  India (location and mailing address; furnishing of copies of the international application or translation)

The location and mailing address of the Indian Patent Office (Delhi Office) has changed, as follows:

Location and
mailing address:          Indian Patent Office Delhi
                                    Intellectual Property Office Building
                                    Sector-14, Plot No. 32
                                    Dwarka
                                    New Delhi 110 075
                                    India

The Indian Patent Office, in its capacity as designated (or elected) Office, now requires only one copy of the international application or translation, instead of two. 

 (Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex B1 (IN) and National Chapter, Summary (IN))

IS  Iceland (name of Office; e-mail and Internet addresses)

With effect from 1 July 2019, the name and the e‑mail and Internet addresses of the Icelandic Patent Office will change, as follows:

Name of Office:           Hugverkastofan
                                    Icelandic Intellectual Property Office (ISIPO)

E-mail:                         hugverk@hugverk.is
                                    isipo@isipo.is

Internet:                       www.hugverk.is
                                    www.isipo.is

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex B1 (IS))

JP  Japan (fees)

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has notified the International Bureau (IB) of a change in the conditions for entitlement to a reduction in the transmittal fee payable to the JPO as receiving Office – this fee is now reduced if the application is filed in Japanese by applicants who are eligible for fee reductions, such as small or medium‑sized enterprises, micro enterprises and academic institutions.  This change is reflected in a revised footnote to the transmittal fee in Annex C (JP) of the PCT Applicant’s Guide

Further details on the eligibility for the fee reduction are available at:  

www.jpo.go.jp/system/process/tesuryo/genmen/genmen20190401/document/index/leaflet_e.pdf

The Office has also notified the IB of a change in the reductions applicable to the search fee and the preliminary examination fee payable to it as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority, respectively, with effect from 1 September 2019.  These fees will be reduced for applications filed in Japanese, or for applications in respect of which a translation into Japanese has been furnished for the purposes of international search under PCT Rule 12.3, by applicants who are eligible for fee reductions, such as small or medium‑sized enterprises, micro enterprises and academic institutions.  This change will be reflected in a revised footnotes to the search and preliminary examination fees in Annex D (JP) and Annex E (JP) of the PCT Applicant’s Guide, respectively. 

Further details on the eligibility for the fee reductions are available at: 

www.jpo.go.jp/system/patent/pct/tesuryo/pct_keigen_shinsei.html

KN  Saint Kitts and Nevis (general information; information on the requirements of the Office as receiving Office and as designated (or elected) Office)

General information about Saint Kitts and Nevis as a PCT Contracting State, as well as information on the requirements of the Intellectual Property Office (Saint Kitts and Nevis) as receiving Office and as designated (or elected) Office, have been published in the PCT Applicant’s Guide – see Annexes B1 (KN), C (KN) and the National Chapter, Summary (KN) at:

www.wipo.int/pct/guide/en/

KR  Republic of Korea (fees)

With effect from 9 July 2019, the amount of the fee for request for examination, payable to the Korean Intellectual Property Office as designated (or elected) Office, is reduced by 70% where the international search report and/or the international preliminary examination report has been established by the Office in its capacity as International Searching Authority or International Preliminary Examining Authority, respectively.

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, National Chapter Summary (KR))

PA  Panama (fees)

There has been a change in the amount of the following fees payable to the Directorate General of the Industrial Property Registry (DIGERPI) (Panama) as receiving Office with effect from 4 July 2017:

Transmittal fee.....................................................................         USD 240

Fee for priority document.....................................................         USD 60

Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority.............         USD 480

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (PA))

SG  Singapore (location and mailing address)

The location and mailing address of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore have changed with effect from 29 July 2019, as follows:

Location and
mailing address:         1 Paya Lebar Link #11-03
                                    PLQ 1, Paya Lebar Quarter
                                    Singapore 408533

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex B1 (SG))

UA  Ukraine (fees)

The amounts of the following fees, payable to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Department for Intellectual Property as receiving Office, have changed with effect from 19 July 2019:

Transmittal fee:1......................................................................         UAH2  2,600

Fee for priority document:1.......................................................         UAH2    800

plus for each sheet in excess of 30:...................................         UAH2      10

Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority:1 .............         UAH2    200

The amounts of the following national fees, payable to the Office as designated (or elected) Office, have also changed with effect from the same date:

For patent:

Filing fee:1

  • online:..................................................................................... UAH  1,280
  • on paper:................................................................................. UAH  1,600

Additional fee for each 50 sheets in excess of 150:1

  • online:....................................................................................... UAH    640
  • on paper:.................................................................................. UAH     800

Additional fee for each claim, dependent or independent,
in excess of three:1...................................................................... UAH    160

Examination fee:1......................................................................... UAH 6,000

Additional fee for each independent claim in excess of one:1............................................................................................. UAH 6,000

For utility model:

Filing fee:3

  • online:....................................................................................... UAH 1,920
  • on paper:................................................................................... UAH 2,400

Additional fee for each 50 sheets in excess of 150:3

  • online:........................................................................................ UAH   960
  • on paper:................................................................................... UAH 1,200

Additional fee for each claim, dependent or independent,
in excess of three:3....................................................................... UAH    240

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex C (UA) and National Chapter, Summary (UA))

Search fee (Egyptian Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, Korean Intellectual Property Office, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation))

For information on the reductions to be applied, with effect from 1 September 2019, to the fee for an international search carried out by the Japan Patent Office, see “JP Japan”, above.

As from 1 September 2019, there will be a change in the amount payable in USD for international searches carried out by the Egyptian Patent Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office.

As from 1 October 2019, there will be a change in the amount payable in EUR for an international search carried out by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation).

The amounts of the above‑mentioned fees are indicated in Fee Table I(b).

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex D (EG, JP, KR and RU))

Preliminary examination fee (Japan Patent Office)

For information on the reductions applied, with effect from 1 September 2019, to the fee for an international preliminary examination carried out by the Japan Patent Office, see “JP Japan”, above.

Copies of documents cited in the international search report, the supplementary international search report and the international preliminary examination report (Korean Intellectual Property Office)

The Korean Intellectual Property Office, in its capacity as International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority, has clarified how applicants and designated (or elected) Offices can obtain copies of documents cited in the international search report and the international preliminary examination report.  Details are available in Annexes D and E (KR) of the PCT Applicant’s Guide.

  1. This fee is reduced by 90% where all applicants are also inventors and by 80% 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 80%.
  2. Or equivalent in EUR or USD.
  3. This fee is reduced by 80% where all applicants are also inventors and by 60% 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 60%.