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Applicants to benefit from reduction of fee for filing PCT International Applications

December 31, 2015

The Indian Patent Office, on December 29, 2015, has published a notice titled ‘Fees for International Applications under the PCT’ notifying that the fee payable to the Receiving Offices (ROs) and the International Preliminary Examining Authorities (IPEAs), has been reduced with effect from January 01, 2016.
The aforesaid notice is based on the updated fee schedule in the PCT fee table available on the official website of WIPO.

Fees to be paid while applying for PCT Applications (w.e.f. 01-01-2016).

(A) Fees to be paid in (Indian Currency) INR

(B) Fees to be paid in US dollars

IPEA & Search Fees

Supplementary Search Fees

* Natural person

**90% fee reduction for natural person

***75% fee reduction for natural person

The PCT fee table can be accessed at:

Source:http://www.ipindia.nic.in/iponew/feeChart_29December2015.pdf

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