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Notice on Charging the International Phase Fees

日期: 2021-12-06 12:39
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Notice on Charging the International Phase Fees of PCT Applications in RMB
 
According to the Memorandum of Understanding for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for Concurrent signed between China National Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), from December 1, 2021, the CNIPA will charge the fees for International Phase of PCT on behalf of the WIPO in accordance with the standard of RMB published by the WIPO, and no longer converted in Swiss Franc. The relevant matters are hereby notified as follows:
 
I. RMB standards to be implemented
According to the latest fee standards published by WIPO in November 2021, CNIPA will charge the fees for the International Phase of PCT applications according to the following criteria.
International Phase Fees of PCT Applications (Currency: RMB)
1. International Phase Fees of PCT Applications charged on behalf of the International Bureau
1.1 Total sheets no excess of 30 pages, 9260
1.2 Each page in excess of 30 pages,100
1.3 Reduced fee for eletronic filing in PDF format,1390
1.4 Reduced fee for eletronic filing in XML format,2090
2. Procedure fee charged on behalf of the International Bureau,1390
 
According to the Agreement, the WIPO will publish the RMB standard of the fee for the International Phase of PCT applications in the next year every year. In principle, the standard will remain valid for one year. If the adjustment standard is needed due to excessive exchange rate fluctuation or other reasons, the standard will be published separately.
 
II. Scope of application
The RMB standard published in this Notice will be applied to the Notice of Payment of International Application Fees for PCT applications submitted to CNIPA and with a receipt date of December 1,2021 or later,as well as the Notice of Payment of International Preliminary Examination Fees for PCT applications received on December 1,2021 or later.Any Notice of Payment of PCT Application Fees and PCT International Preliminary Examination Fees received before 1 December 2021 will be converted into Swiss Francs as usual.
In addition to the fees charged on behalf of the International Bureau, the fees charged by the CNIPA,for example, search fee,remain unchanged.For details,please see the Patent Fees and Integrated Circuit Layout-design Fees published on the website of CNIPA.
 
Notice is hereby given.
 
China National Intellectual Property Administration
November 26, 2021



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