The Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or International Bureau (IB) changed the equivalent amounts in the currency Euro of the fees for international patent applications according to the PCT. From November 1, 2011,the following fees are effective in Euros:
International filing fee (applicable on the date of receipt of a PCT application): 1174
Fee per sheet in excess of 30 sheets: 13
Handling fee (applicable if an international preliminary examination is requested and on the date of payment): 177
Reduction for electronic filing
– with the request being in character coded format: 177
– with the request, description, claims and abstract being in character coded format: 265
If a PCT application is filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) or the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the transmittal fee of Euro 115 (EPO) or Euro 90 (GPTO) has to be paid in addition to the above changed fees.
Furthermore, the international search fee of Euro 1785 must be added.