International Type Search (ITS)

If you want to apply for a patent in several countries, you have the option to request an International Type Search (ITS) as a complement to your Swedish patent application.

An ITS is carried out in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

You can request an ITS when you file your patent application with PRV or another Nordic patent authority, or at the latest three months after filing.


An ITS fee and a filing fee for a national application filed with PRV or another Nordic patent authority.


The search fee in an international application, PCT application, filed with PRV, can be refunded to a greater or less extent depending on, for example, how much your PCT application differs from your national patent application.