Enter the EPO regional phase

£ 4,140.00 (+VAT and Card Processing Fees)

Please enter the PCT application number and the international filing date, and we’ll be able to obtain the necessary documents from the online EPO Register.  However, if you want to make any amendments, please upload an amended specification in MS Word format, with “track changes” indicating how the proposed specification differs from the international application as originally filed.

The costs depend on which ISA  was used (and IPEA, if a Demand under Chapter II was filed) during the international phase, as well as the overall length of the specification (description, claims, abstract and drawings) and the number of claims. If the PCT application has more than 15 claims, it is worth considering asking us to re-draft the specification for EPO compliance as this often costs much less than paying the excess claims fee, and also addresses many of the formal matters, which crop-up later.

The basic price shown above includes the filing fee, the search fee, the examination fee, the designation fee and our professional fee for e-filing, including any e-filing discounts.  If the date of filing is more than 2 years after the PCT filing (not priority) date, then you’ll also need to pay the year 3 maintenance fee; otherwise, this will be payable on the 3rd anniversary of the PCT filing (not priority) date.  The search and examination fee discounts are then applied depending on which ISA/IPEA you select; and the pages and claims fees are added, depending on the number of claims and pages selected using the drop-down boxes.

 

International application number *

Please enter the PCT application number (e.g. “PCT/GB2017/123456”)

International filing date *

Enter the filing date (not the priority date) of the PCT application. Please use a long-form format, e.g. “8 April 2017” (this avoids confusion, e.g 4/8/17 vs 8/4/17).

Applicant name *

Please enter the name of the first applicant as it currently appears on the Register

Your file reference

Please provide your file reference, which we will use in any correspondence with you.

International searching authority (ISA) *

Select the international searching authority, which drew-up the international search report

International preliminary examination authority (IPEA) *

Select the international preliminary examining authority, which drew-up the international preliminary examination report

Number of claims *

Number of pages of description, claims, drawings and abstract *

Amendments

If you wish to make amendments to the description or claims when entering the EPO regional phase, then please upload a copy here, in MS Word format, with “track changes” indicating how the amended description and claims differs from the PCT application as originally filed.

Other documents

If you have copies of the International Search Report, the International Preliminary Examination Report, any Art 19 PCT or Art 34 PCT amendments, please add them here.

Any other information

Please provide any further information, such as details regarding changes of ownership, inventors, comments to take into account during prosecution, etc.

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