Fees for international (PCT) patent applications

Valid from 1 January 2016.

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PCT Phase I (filing and search) Basic price (€) VAT 0% Price (€)
The fees in Phase I are paid into the bank account of the receiving Office, i.e. the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), except for the supplementary search fee which is payable to WIPO.
International filing fee 1,219.00 0.00 1,219.00
- additional fee for each sheet over 30 14.00 0.00 14.00
Reductions in the international filing fee
a) application filed in electronic form: the text of the description, claims and abstract is in character coded format (PCT Safe or Epoline software, XML format) -275.00 0.00 -275.00
b) application filed in electronic form: the text of the description, claims and abstract is not in character coded format (PCT Safe or Epoline software, PDF format) -183.00 0.00 -183.00
Transmittal fee 135.00 0.00 135.00
- The PRH sends the original application to WIPO and a copy of the application to the International Searching Authority (ISA).
Search fee (PCT Rule 16.1(a)): Finnish applicants can have their international applications searched by the PRH, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), or the European Patent Office (EPO).
- Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), Swedish Patent Office, European Patent Office 1,875.00 0.00 1,875.00
Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2(a)) 1,875.00 0.00 1,875.00
Supplementary search fee (PCT Rule 45bis.3); payable to WIPO in Swiss francs 1,875.00 0.00 1,875.00
Refund of the search fee (PCT Rules 16.3 and 41.1) 300.00 0.00 300.00
If the PRH benefits from an earlier national search, international search, supplementary international search or international-type search (ITS) already carried out by the PRH, a Nordic patent authority, or the European Patent Office (EPO) on an application whose priority is claimed, the PRH will refund 300 euros of the international search fee to the applicant.
Fee for priority certificate for a patent 70.00 0.00 70.00
Fee for priority certificate for a utility model 50.00 0.00 50.00
Fee for the transmittal of a priority certificate to WIPO (section 47 of the Finnish Patents Decree) 15.00 per certificate 0.00 15.00 per certificate
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3) 450.00 0.00 450.00
Decision fee (PCT Rule 49ter.2d) 450.00 0.00 450.00
Late payment fee (PCT Rule 16bis. 2) 135.00–609.50 0.00 135.00–609.50
The amount of the late payment fee is 50% of the amount of unpaid fees which is specified in the invitation, however not less than an amount equal to the transmittal fee. The amount of the late payment fee must not, however, exceed the amount of 50% of the international filing fee, not taking into account any fee for each sheet of the international application in excess of 30 sheets.
Fee for late furnishing of translation (PCT Rule 12.3(e) or 12.4(e)) 304.75 0.00 304.75
The late furnishing fee is equal to 25% of the international filing fee, not taking into account any fee for each sheet of the international application in excess of 30 sheets.
Fee for late furnishing of sequence listing (PCT Rule 13ter.1(c) or 13ter.2) 200.00 0.00 200.00
Fee for the transmittal of copies (PCT Rule 12.bis.1(c))
- PCT Rule 12.bis.1(b)(i) 20.00 0.00 20.00
- PCT Rule 12.bis.1(b)(iv) 20.00 0.00 20.00
Fee for copies of cited documents (PCT Rule 44.3(b), 45bis7(c), or 71.2(b)), no charge for the first set of copies 20.00 0.00 20.00
Copies (PCT Rule 94.2) 0.60/sheet 0.00 0.60/sheet
PCT Phase II (preliminary examination) Basic Price
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The fees in Phase II are paid into the bank account of the Examining Authority, i.e. the office that you entrust to examine your application (the PRH, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, or the European Patent Office). Please note that the offices have different fees. The PRH's fees are shown below.
Preliminary examination fee 600.00 0.00 600.00
Additional preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 68.3(a)) 600.00 0.00 600.00
Handling fee 183.00 0.00 183.00
Late payment fee (PCT Rule 58bis.2) 183.00–366.00 0.00 183.00–366.00
The amount of the late payment fee is 50% of the amount of unpaid fees which is specified in the invitation, however not less than an amount equal to the handling fee. The amount of the late payment fee must not, however, exceed double the amount of the handling fee.
Fee for late furnishing of sequence listing (PCT Rule 13ter.2) 200.00 0.00 200.00
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Latest update 24.02.2016