10.035. What fees are payable in respect of a demand for international preliminary examination? There are two kinds of fees which have to be paid in connection with the demand:
(i) the “preliminary examination fee,” which is fixed by and accrues to the International Preliminary Examining Authority, mainly for carrying out the international preliminary examination and for establishing the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT);
(ii) the “handling fee,” which is fixed in the Schedule of Fees to the PCT Regulations and accrues to the International Bureau for carrying out various tasks, including, where required, the translation of the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT) into English (see paragraph 10.039).
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015