8.029. Which fees must be paid by the applicant? Two fees must be paid for supplementary international search: (i) the supplementary search fee for the benefit of the Authority specified for supplementary search; and (ii) the supplementary search handling fee for the benefit of the International Bureau. The supplementary search fee charged by each Authority varies and is fixed by the Authority in its agreement with the International Bureau (see www.wipo.int/pct/en/access/isa_ipea_agreements.html and Annex SISA). The supplementary search handling fee is fixed by the PCT Assembly and listed in the Schedule of Fees annexed to the PCT Regulations (See Annex B(IB). Applicants from certain States may be entitled to a 90% reduction of this fee (see the Notes to the fee calculation sheet (PCT/RO/101) for more information).
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015