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[Important Notice] Increase in PCT Handling Fee from January 1, 2018

* Please refer to the “Schedule of PCT Fees at the JPO” in order to find the amount of fees that you are required to pay to the JPO.

* This article is only for applicants who filed international applications under the PCT, with a receiving Office other than the JPO (RO/JP) .

December 2017
Office for International Applications
under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Application Division of the JPO

This is to notify you that effective January 1, 2018, the handling fee for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will increase by JPY 300. Please take note of the revised total amount that you are to pay, which is provided below.

  Until December 31, 2017 From January 1, 2018
1. Additional fee (ISA/JP) for an application in English JPY 126,000 JPY 126,000
(No change)
2. Preliminary examination fee(*1) (IPEA/JP) for an application in English JPY 58,000 JPY 58,000
(No change)
3. Handling fee(*2) JPY 22,800 JPY 23,100
(JPY 300 increase)
4. Additional fee (IPEA/JP) for an application in English JPY 34,000 JPY 34,000
(No change)
  • *(1) The amount of the preliminary examination fee payable shall be the amount in effect as of the date when payment is made. (PCT Rule 58.1(b))
  • *(2) The amount of the handling fee payable shall be the amount in effect as of the date when payment is made. (PCT Rule 57.3(d))

Please refer to the following website for how to pay the above fees.
How to Pay Fees to ISA/JP or IPEA/JP from Outside Japan

[Last updated December 1, 2017]

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