Fees charged by the International Bureau of WIPO

The fees charged by the International Bureau of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) are listed below. Further information can be obtained from the Receiving Offices.

Fees apply from 1st January 2015

International Filing Fee:

Basic fee   8 160 DKK
167 800 ISK
8 990 NOK
9 970 SEK
Fee for number of pages exceeding 30   90 DKK
1  900 ISK
100 NOK
110 SEK
  If sequence listings are filed in electronic form, they shall not be included in the calculation of number of pages.
Fee for sequence listings filed in electronic form    90 DKK
1 900 ISK
100 NOK
110 SEK
  There is a maximum amount corresponding to 400 pages.

Fee Reduction for Electronic Filing:

Using PCT-Easy or PDF-format   610 DKK
12 600 ISK
750 SEK
  Only applicable to Denmark, Iceland and Sweden
More information available on the WIPO website (www.wipo.int/pct/en/
Using character coded format (XML or equivalent)    1 230 DKK
25 200 ISK
1 350 NOK
1 500 SEK
  More information available on the WIPO website (www.wipo.int/pct/en/)
Using PCT-SAFE    1 840 DKK
37 800 ISK
2 030 NOK
2 250 SEK
  More information available on the WIPO website (www.wipo.int/pct/en/)

Handling Fee (PCT Chapter 2)

Handling fee (PCT Chapter 2)   1 230 DKK

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  • Did you know that for a small additional fee, we can add a claim chart to your validity search report, conveniently mapping the relevant references against the claim features for clarity purposes?
  • Did you know that both the Norwegian and the Danish Patent Offices, which perform all searches for Nordic Patent Institute, have over 100 years' experience with patent searching?
  • Did you know that when carrying out their PCT searches, our examiners always search Nordic (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Finnish) material?
  • Did you know that in validity searches performed by Nordic Patent Institute, references of particular relevance or obviousness-type references were found in about 70 % of the tasks given to us?
  • Did you know that we have started PCT-PPH pilot projects with USPTO and JPO allowing applicants who have chosen Nordic Patent Institute to request a fast-track examination at the USPTO and JPO?
  • Did you know that in certain cases Nordic Patent Institute will refund up to 50 % of the PCT search fee paid by the applicant, if the results from an earlier search can be used to reduce the extent of the ISA search?
  • Did you know that all our examiners are educated at an MSc level or higher, that they have extensive patent examiner training and can search in minimum English, French, German, and the Scandinavian languages?
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  • Did you know that the combined languages skills of our examiners bring our searching fluency to over 30 languages?
  • Did you know that all the prior art searches done by Nordic Patent Institute are performed by the highly qualified and experienced PCT examiners at the Danish and Norwegian Patent Offices?
  • Did you know that our examiners spend about 60 % of their time examining patent applications and 40 % of their time providing prior art searches and assessments to businesses and IP law firms?
  • Did you know that when it comes to the timeliness of ISAs in transmitting ISRs, Nordic Patent Institute has from the beginning been among the best ISAs?
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