Fees for filing PCT applications

Fees in connection with international patent applications are payable to the Norwegian Industrial Property Office as Receiving Office in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Latest update 1 Jaunuary 2023

Fees for filing PCT applications

List of fees

Prices

Transmittal fee NOK 800
 
Search fee, if international novelty search is carried out by:  
a) Nordic Patent Institute (NPI) NOK 18760
b) Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) NOK 18760
c) European Patent Office (EPO) NOK 18760
 
International filing fee NOK 14570
- Additional fee per sheet in excess of 30 NOK 160
 
Fee for issue and forwarding of priority documents, if any, (PCT Rule 17.1(b)), per priority document NOK 300
 
Fee reduction for using ePCT or eOlf for filing an international patent application:  
a) Filing XML files in non-character coded format with attachment in for example PDF format: NOK 2190
b) Filing XML files in character coded format (incl. application form, description, claims and abstract) NOK 3290
If the above-mentioned fees are not paid within the time limit, or are paid within the time limit but with an insufficient amount, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office will send a request for the remaining amount, in accordance with Rule 16bis in the Regulations under the PCT. A late payment fee is payable, corresponding to 50 % of the amount due. The amount of the late payment fee shall not exceed the international application fee and not be less than the transmittal fee.

 

Fee for international type search (ITS) for a national patent application

Fee for international type search (ITS), carried out by:

Priser

a) Nordic Patent Institute (NPI) NOK 5125
- Additional fee for each claim in excess of 10 NOK 250
b) Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) NOK 6950
- Additional fee for each claim in excess of 10 NOK 125
c) European Patent Office (EPO) NOK 12921
- For first applications NOK 12921
- For all other applications NOK 20204
With regard to the conditions and extent of reimbursement of the search fee in PCT applications when ITS report is included, see PCT Applicant's Guide, Volume I, Annex D International Searching Authorities (ISA).
More information about International type search (ITS)

 

More information 

For more information concerning fees for international applications filed at NIPO as Receiving Office, see the official Regulations on Fees:

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