PCT AG-IP 8.035 What happens if the fees are not paid or not paid in full?

Rule 45bis.4(b) and (c)

8.035.   What happens if the fees are not paid or not paid in full?  The International Bureau will also check whether the supplementary search fee and the supplementary search handling fee have been paid in full.  If not, and the one-month time limit has not expired, it will invite the applicant to pay the amount required to cover those fees using Form PCT/IB/376.  If the one-month time limit has already expired, the International Bureau will issue Form PCT/IB/377 inviting the applicant to pay the amount required, together with a late payment fee equal to 50% of the supplementary search handling fee, within one month from the date of the invitation (see also paragraphs 8.029 and 8.030).

Rule 45bis.4(d)

8.036.   If the applicant fails to correct these defects, or does not pay the fees in full, before the expiration of the respective time limit, the supplementary search request will be considered not to have been submitted, and the International Bureau will make a declaration to this effect and notify the applicant accordingly using Form PCT/IB/379.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip08.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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