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January 2020 | No. 01/2020

 

PCT Information Update

BY  Belarus (telephone and fax numbers; e-mail and Internet addresses)

The telephone and fax numbers and the Internet and e‑mail addresses of the National Center of Intellectual Property (Belarus) have changed, as follows:

Telephone:                   (375-17) 272 46 96

Fax:                             (375-17) 272 98 34

E-mail:                         icd@ncip.by
                                    ncip@ncip.by

Internet:                       www.ncip.by

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

CR  Costa Rica (fees)

The amounts of the following fees, payable to the Registry of Industrial Property (Costa Rica) as receiving Office, have changed with effect from 18 December 2019:

Transmittal fee:

– online ..................................................................................         USD 212

– on paper ..............................................................................         USD 289

Fee for priority document: ...........................................................          USD   29

Fee for restoration of the right of priority .....................................          USD 144

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

EP  European Patent Office (fees)

The amount of the following national fee, payable to the European Patent Office (EPO) as designated (or elected) Office, has changed with effect from 1 April 2019 (other fees not indicated have not changed):

Filing fee:

– online filings:............................................................         [No change]

– non-online filings .....................................................         EUR 250

There have also been changes to footnotes 3 (concerning the filing fee) and 13 (concerning exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees) in the National Chapter, Summary (EP), which indicate the references to the relevant EPO publications relating to those matters. 

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

TN  Tunisia (fees)

The National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI) (Tunisia) as receiving Office has notified the amount of the transmittal fee, payable to it with effect from 25 December 2019.  The amount of the fee is TND 100.

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

Search fee and other fees related to the international search (Israel Patent Office)

As from 1 March 2020, there will be a change in the amount payable in ILS for an international search carried out by the Israel Patent Office.  The new amount, as well as the equivalent amounts in CHF and EUR, are indicated in Fee Table I(b) (the equivalent amounts in USD have not yet been established).  The amounts of other fees will also change, as follows:

Additional search fee:.........................................................         ILS 3,582

Late furnishing fee:.............................................................         ILS 460

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex D (IL))

Preliminary examination fee and other fees relating to international preliminary examination (Israel Patent Office)

As from 1 March 2020, there will be a change in the amounts of the following fees, payable in ILS to the Israel Patent Office as International Preliminary Examining Authority:

Preliminary examination fee:.............................................     ILS 1,535

Additional preliminary examination fee:.............................     ILS 1,535

Late furnishing fee: ............................................................    ILS    460

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex E (IL))