Friday, 16 March 2012
Recently (March, 1, 2012) was published by WIPO the new PCT Fee Tables that show the amounts and currencies of the main PCT fees which are payable to the receiving Offices (ROs) and the International Preliminary Examining Authorities (IPEAs) during the international phase under Chapter I (Tables I(a) and I(b)) and under Chapter II (Table II).
For iberoamerican countries remain some special fees under special criteria. In fact, International filing fee (including the fee per sheet over 30) is reduced by 90% where the applicant or, if there are two or more applicants, each applicant fulfills the criteria indicated on the PCT resources page, for instance, when the international application is filed by an applicant who is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in one of some PCT Contracting States as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Dominican Republic Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. The reduction is available too for applicant who is a natural person and who is a national of and resides in State wich are not PCT Contracting as Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.