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Schedule of PCT Fees at 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 2018
Office for International Applications
under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Application Division of the JPO

[Important Notice] Increase in PCT Handling Fee from January 1, 2019
This is to notify you that effective January 1, 2019, the handling fee for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will increase by JPY 100. Please take note of the revised total amount that you are to pay, which is provided below.

  Until December 31, 2018 From January 1, 2019
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 23,100 JPY 23,200
(JPY 100 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))

The additional fee, preliminary examination fee and handling fee shall be paid directly to the JPO as an ISA or IPEA. Please refer to the following websites for the detailed information on the procedures when you choose the JPO as an ISA or IPEA,

Information on the latest PCT fees which shall be paid to the JPO is available on the WIPO website. Please refer to the “PCT Applicant’s Guide ( External link ) ” (See the section on JP).

[Last updated 3 December 2018]

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Office for International Applications under the PCT

Japan Patent Office

Address: 3-4-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8915, Japan

E-mail:PA1A31@jpo.go.jp

Fax: +81-3-3501-0659

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