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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) .

1 December 2022
Office for International Applications
under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Application Division of the JPO

[Important Notice] Increase in PCT Fees from January 1, 2023

This is to notify you the revised total amount that you are to pay, which is provided below

  Until December 31, 2022 From January 1, 2023
1. Additional fee (ISA/JP) for an application in English JPY 168,000 JPY 168,000
(No change)
2. Preliminary examination fee(*1) (IPEA/JP) for an application in English JPY 69,000 JPY 69,000
(No change)
3. Handling fee(*2) JPY 28,600 JPY 29,300
(JPY 700 increase)
4. Additional fee (IPEA/JP) for an application in English JPY 45,000 JPY 45,000
(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 1 December 2022]

Contact

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