OJ EPO 2014, A40 - PCT Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT

Pursuant to Article 11(3)(ii) of the Agreement between the EPO and WIPO under the PCT[ 1 ], Annex C, Part I, of the agreement has been revised with effect from 1 April 2014. The complete text of Part I is published below.

Annex C

Fees and Charges

Part I:
Schedule of Fees and Charges

Kind of fee or charge


Search fee (Rule 16.1(a) PCT)

1 875[ 2 ]

Additional fee (Rule 40.2(a) PCT)

1 875[ 2 ]

Supplementary search fee (Rule 45bis.3(a) PCT)

1 875

Preliminary examination fee (Rule 58.1(b) PCT)

1 930[ 2 ]

Additional fee (Rule 68.3(a) PCT)

1 930[ 2 ]

Protest fee (Rules 40.2(e) and 68.3(e) PCT)


Review fee (Rule 45bis.6(c) PCT)


Late furnishing fee (Rule 13ter.1(c) and 13ter.2 PCT)


Cost of copies (Rules 44.3(b) PCT, Rule 71.2(b) PCT and Rule 94.2 PCT), per page




[ 1 ] OJ EPO 2007, 617.

[ 2 ] This fee is reduced by 75% under certain conditions (see decision of the EPO's Administrative Council of 21 October 2008 (OJ EPO 2008, 521)).

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