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1 November 2015: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure as per 1 November 2015.

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The fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications changed on 1 November 2015 and are as follows:

Transmittal fee

  • £75

Search fee

  • £1365

International fee:

  • £867: first 30 pages
  • £10: each sheet over 30

Request for restoration of priority

  • £150

Reductions for e-filing:

  • £130: electronic filing (not being in character coded format)
  • £196: 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 26 October 2015
Last updated 1 November 2015 + full page history
  1. A new fee structure for PCT applications is in effect from today 1 November 2015.
  2. First published.