Changes in PCT Fees - 12/12/2014

To be published in the Australian Official Journal of Patents 18 December 2014.

In accordance with the directives adopted by the PCT Assembly at its Fortieth Session (held from September 22 to October 1, 2009), new equivalent amounts in AUD will be established with effect from 1 January 2015, As follows:

International PCT Fees

  1. Transmittal Fee: $200
  2. International Search Fee: $2200
  3. International Filing Fee: $1582
    If the application contains 30 Pages or less including the request form
    Electronic filings filed in PDF format via PCT-SAFE and ePCT: $238
    Electronic filings filed in XML format via PCT-SAFE and ePCT: $357
    PLUS
    For each page in the application in excess of 30 Sheets: $18
  4. Cost of Preparing Certified Copy of Basic Document: $100 per document
  5. Copies of Specifications cited in the International Search Report: $50 per copy

International Preliminary Examination Fees

  1. International Preliminary Examination Fee
    If the International Search was performed by IP Australia  $590
    If the International search was not conducted by IP Australia $820
  2. International Preliminary Examination Handling Fee: $238
    Total If Search performed by IP Australia: $828
    Total if Search not performed by IP Australia: $1058

For more information please contact us to speak to Ashlea Kinkade in our PCT section.

Publish online date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014