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April 2022 | No. 04/2022

 

PCT Information Update

ES  Spain (fees)

The amounts of the following fee, payable to the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office as receiving Office, have changed with effect from 1 January 2022:

Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority:

online:................................................................... EUR     91.35

on paper:.............................................................. EUR   107.46

In addition, the amounts of the national fee, payable to the Office as designated (or elected) Office, has also changed with effect from the same date:

Filing fee:

online:................................................................... EUR     87.03

  on paper:............................................................... EUR    102.39

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

GB  United Kingdom (filing of international applications in electronic form)

For information on the ceasing of the acceptance by the Intellectual Property Office1 (United Kingdom) of electronic Filings via PCT‑SAFE, please refer to “Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications”.

IT  Italy (fees)

The Italian Patent and Trademark Office has notified the amounts of the fee for an electronic copy of the priority document, as follows (the amounts for paper copies have not changed):

Fee for priority document:

  • for the request to prepare the priority document (in fee stamps): ......... EUR  16
  • plus, for the download of the electronic copy (in fee stamps): .............. EUR  16
  • plus, for a patent application: ................................................................ EUR    3
  • or for a utility model application: ........................................................... EUR     3

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

JM  Jamaica (competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities; summary of requirements for entry into the national phase)

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office has specified, with effect from 17 March 2022, the Australian Patent Office, in addition to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office, as competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority for international applications filed by nationals and residents of Jamaica with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (or with the International Bureau (IB)) as receiving Office.

Also, information on the requirements of Jamaica as designated (or elected) Office has been published in the PCT Applicant’s Guide (National Chapter, Summary (JM)) on the PCT website at:

https://www.wipo.int/pct/guide/en/gdvol2/annexes/jm.pdf

PL  Poland (telephone number)

The Patent Office of the Republic of Poland has deleted one of its telephone numbers and notified a new telephone number.  The numbers to be used now are as follows:

Telephone:    (48-22) 579 01 27 (International Applications Division)
                      (48-22) 579 05 55 (Contact Centre)

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

SY  Syrian Arab Republic (e-mail and Internet addresses; electronic filing)

The e-mail and Internet addresses of the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Directorate of Industrial and Commercial Property Protection (Syrian Arab Republic) have changed, as follows:

E-mail:      patentoffice@spo.gov.sy

Internet:    http://ww.dcip.gov.sy

For information on the acceptance, with effect from 15 June 2022, by the Office as receiving Office of international applications filed using ePCT‑Filing, as well as information on the electronic filing fee reductions listed in item 4 of the Schedule of Fees that will be applicable, please refer to “Electronic Filing and Processing of International Applications”.

UA  Ukraine (competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities)

The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, on behalf of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute (Ukrpatent)” has specified, with effect from 24 February 2022, the European Patent Office and the Ukrpatent, as competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities for international applications filed by nationals and residents of Ukraine with the Ukrpatent (or with the International Bureau (IB)) as receiving Office.

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

ZA  South Africa (fees)

As from 1 June 2022, there will be a change in the equivalent amounts of the international filing fee and the fee per sheet over 30, payable in ZAR to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) (South Africa) as receiving Office, as well as a change in the equivalent amount(s) in ZAR of the applicable fee reductions listed in item 4 of the Schedule of Fees, as indicated in Fee Table I(a).

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

Search fee (Australian Patent Office, Austrian Patent Office, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Egyptian Patent Office, European Patent Office, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation), Finnish Patent and Registration Office, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil), National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile), National Intellectual Property Authority, State Enterprise “Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute (Ukrpatent)”, Nordic Patent Institute, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Swedish Intellectual Property Office, Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT), United States Patent and Trademark Office, Visegrad Patent Institute)

As from 1 June 2022, there will be changes in the equivalent amounts payable in the currencies specified below for international searches carried out by the following Offices:

Australian Patent Office............................................................. EUR

Austrian Patent Office................................................................ SGD, USD

China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)..... EUR

Egyptian Patent Office................................................................ EUR

European Patent Office.............................................................. SGD, USD

Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
(Russian Federation)................................................................. CHF, EUR, USD

Finnish Patent and Registration Office...................................... USD

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore .................................. EUR

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines............................ EUR

National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)......................... USD

National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile).......................... EUR

National Intellectual Property Authority, State Enterprise
“Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute (Ukrpatent)”................ USD

Nordic Patent Institute................................................................ USD

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office....................................... USD

Swedish Intellectual Property Office.......................................... USD

Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT)............. USD

United States Patent and Trademark Office.............................. EUR, ZAR

Visegrad Patent Institute............................................................ USD

The above-mentioned amounts are indicated in Fee Table I(b).

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex D (AT, AU, BR, CL, CN, EG, EP, ES, FI, PH, RU, SE, SG, TR, UA, XN, XV, US))

Supplementary search fee (Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation))

As from 1 June 2022, there will be a change in the amount payable in CHF for a supplementary international search carried out by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (Russian Federation), as indicated in Fee Table I(c).

(Updating of PCT Applicant’s Guide, Annex SISA (RU))

  1. Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office.