Point 5 PCT Schedule of Fees
WIPO PCT Guide 5.188
PCT Newsletter 6/2015, 13
In respect of applicants entitled to file an international application with the EPO as receiving Office (see point 46), the reduction applies if the applicant is a natural person who is a national of and resides in one of the following states: Albania (AL), Bulgaria (BG), Croatia (HR), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Estonia (EE), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK), Malta (MT), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK), Slovenia (SI), Turkey (TR). On 1 January 2018, these EPC/PCT contracting states fell within the criteria of point 5(a) of the PCT Schedule of Fees.
With the EPO acting as receiving Office, there is a reduction in the international filing fee if the application is filed in electronic form (see point 50). The level of the reduction depends on the format in which the application is filed (PDF or XML format).
WIPO PCT Guide 5.189
The PCT request form contains a Fee Calculation Sheet which applicants are asked to use for calculating fees (Annex VII).
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018