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International patent applications

Fees to be paid to PRV in its capacity as a receiving Office (RO), International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA).

Fees for applications and registrations cases are exempt from VAT.

Fees according to the Patents Decree (1967:838) and PRV’s statutes (PRVFS).
Payment

PCT phase I
Fee
(SEK)
International filing fee if application contains no more than 30 pages (only one side of each sheet of paper can be used) 10 130
Additional fee for each additional sheet 110
Fee reduction when an international application is filed using PCT-EASY software 760
Fee reduction when an international application is filed electronically as a PDF file 1 520
Fee reduction when an international application is filed electronically via XML 2 290
If an international application is filed electronically and sequence listings are submitted in a file using Software PatentIn or another text format specified in WIPO Standard 25, on a 1.44 MB floppy disk, CD-ROM or CD-R, the sequence listings are not included in the calculation of fees as above As described adjacent
Fee for request for restoration of priority in PCT cases 1000
Transmittal fee 1 200
Search fee
If an international search has been done by PRV in an international application, whose priority is claimed, or if an application has undergone an international type search, the search fee will be refunded in part if the search can be based in full or in part on the search done by the same ISA (rule 16.3 and 41.1 in the PCT implementing regulations)

17 380

 

 

 

Fee reduction if the international search can be based on a previous search and examination report from PRV, another Nordic patent authority or the European Patent Office in a patent application from which priority in the case is claimed.

2 800 

Fee reduction if, in an application, priority and a search and examination report are claimed from a previous, equivalent international application which has undergone an international search by the European Patent Office, the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland or the Nordic Patent Institute; or if, in an application, it is claimed that the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland or the Nordic Patent Institute has done an equivalent international type search with an international search report.

2 800 

Late payment fee taken as 50% of the sum total of the unpaid fees stated in official notices from the RO. However, the minimum taken will be equal to the transmittal fee and the maximum taken will be 50% of the international filing fee as referred to in the PCT implementing regulations As described adjacent
Additional fee when search is desired for inventions that are independent of that specified in the first patent claim: for every invention or group of inventions so linked as to form a single general inventive concept. 17 380
Supplementary International Search, PCT Rule 45 bis 17 380



PCT phase II
Fee
(SEK)
Fee for international preliminary patentability examination 5 000
Handling fee 1 520
Late payment fee taken as 50% of the sum total of the unpaid fees stated in official notices from the IPEA. However, the minimum taken will be equal to the handling fee and the maximum taken will be equal to the handling fee doubled As described, left
Additional fee when examination is requested for inventions independent of that specified in the first patent claim, for each invention or group of inventions so linked as to form a single general inventive concept  
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