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1 January 2017: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changed on 1 January 2017.

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The fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications changed on 1 January 2017 and are as follows:

Transmittal fee

  • £75

Search fee

  • £1636

International fee:

  • £1063: first 30 pages
  • £12: each sheet over 30

Request for restoration of priority

  • £150

Reductions for e-filing:

  • £160: electronic filing (not being in character coded format)
  • £240: electronic filing (being in character coded format)

Fees for preparation of priority document

  • £20

Fees for preparation of earlier search documents

  • £5

PCT forms

Further information

Published 5 December 2016
Last updated 1 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. A new fee structure for PCT applications is in effect from today 1 January 2017.
  2. First published.