Fees for international (PCT) patent applications

The fees below apply to PCT applications in the international phase (PCT Phases I and II). When you pursue an international PCT application in Finland, we apply the fees for Finnish national applications.

The fees are valid from 1 January 2020.

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See the PCT fee tables on the WIPO website.

The fees below are official fees and not subject to VAT.

PCT Phase I (filing and search) Price (€)
The fees in PCT 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 (SIS) fee which is payable to WIPO. When filing a PCT application, you must pay at least a transmittal fee, an international filing fee and a search fee.
Transmittal fee 135.00
We transmit the original application to WIPO and a copy of the application to the searching authority.
International filing fee 1217.00
- additional fee for each page over 30 14.00
Reductions in the international filing fee
a) application filed in electronic form (using the ePCT portal or the EPO Online Filing software), with the text of the description, claims and abstract in XML format -275.00
b) application filed in electronic form (using the ePCT portal or the EPO Online Filing software), with the text of the description, claims and abstract in PDF format -183.00
Search fee under PCT Rule 16.1(a) 1775.00
Finnish applicants can have their international applications searched by either the PRH, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), or the European Patent Office (EPO).
Refund of the search fee under PCT Rules 16.3 and 41.1 300.00
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.
Priority documents
Fee for priority document for a patent 70.00
Fee for priority document for a utility model 50.00
Fee for the transmittal of a priority document to WIPO under section 47 of the Finnish Patents Decree 15.00 per document
Other fees in PCT Phase I
Additional search fee under PCT Rule 40.2(a) 1775.00
for searching, at the applicant’s request, also an invention that is independent of the invention presented in the first claim (application lacking unity).
Supplementary search (SIS) fee under PCT Rule 45bis.3; payable to WIPO in Swiss francs 1775.00
Decision fee for restoration of the right of priority under PCT Rule 26bis.3 or 49ter.2d 450.00
Late payment fee under PCT Rule 16bis.2 135.00-608.50
The amount of the late payment fee is 50% of the amount of the unpaid fees specified in the payment reminder, however not less than the amount of the transmittal fee, and not more than 50% of the amount of the international filing fee, not taking into account any fee for each page of the international application in excess of 30 pages.
Fee for late furnishing of translation under PCT Rule 12.3(e) or 12.4€ 304.25
The late furnishing fee is equal to 25% of the international filing fee, not taking into account any fee for each page of the international application in excess of 30 pages.
Fee for late furnishing of sequence listing under PCT Rule 13ter.1(c) or 13ter.2 200.00
Copies under PCT Rule 94.1ter or 94.2 0.60 /page
PCT Phase II (preliminary examination) Price (€)
The fees in Phase II are paid into the bank account of the examining patent authority, i.e. the PRH, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), or the European Patent Office (EPO). Please note that the offices charge different fees. The PRH’s fees are shown below. When requesting preliminary examination, you must pay at least a handling fee and a preliminary examination fee.
Handling fee 183.00
Preliminary examination fee 600.00
Other fees in PCT Phase II
Additional preliminary examination fee under PCT Rule 68.3(a) 600.00
for examining, at the applicant’s request, also an invention that is independent of the invention presented in the first claim (application lacking unity).
Late payment fee under PCT Rule 58bis.2 183.00-366.00
The amount of the late payment fee is 50% of the amount of the unpaid fees specified in the payment reminder, however not less than the amount of the handling fee, and not more than double the amount of the handling fee.
Fee for late furnishing of sequence listing under PCT Rule 13ter.2 200.00
Copies under PCT Rule 94.2 0.60 /page
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Latest update 01.01.2020