Reduction in PCT Search Fees at the EPO

As of 1 April 2010, the search fees payable to the EPO as an International Search Authority of the PCT will be $US 2485 instead of $US 2515, as previously.

This is not an April fools day joke.  I suspect that the reduction reflects the relative strengths of the Euro and the US Dollar, and possibly the fact that the USPTO is actually performing searches and not merely accepting payment for same.

Categories: EPO, patent search, PCT, WIPO

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