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1 January 2016: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure is changing on 1 January 2016.

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The fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications changed on 1 January 2016 and are as follows:

Transmittal fee

  • £75

Search fee

  • £1384

International fee:

  • £899: first 30 pages
  • £10: each sheet over 30

Request for restoration of priority

£150

Reductions for e-filing:

  • £135: electronic filing (not being in character coded format)
  • £203: electronic filing (being in character coded format)

£20: fees for preparation of priority document

£5: fees for preparation of earlier search documents

PCT forms

Further information

Published 14 December 2015
Last updated 1 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. A new fee structure for PCT applications is in effect from today 1 January 2016.
  2. First published.