MPEP 1827
Fees

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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1827    Fees [R-07.2015]

A complete list of Patent Cooperation Treaty fee amounts which are to be paid to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for both the national and international stages, can be found at the beginning of each weekly issue of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and on the International Patent Legal Administration page of the USPTO website (see MPEP § 1730). Applicants are urged to refer to this list before submitting any fees to the USPTO.

Pursuant to PCT Rules 14.1(c), PCT Rule 15.3, and 16.1(f), the international filing, transmittal, and search fee payable is the international filing, transmittal, and search fee in effect on the receipt date of the international application. See 37 CFR 1.431(c). For international applications filed on or after November 15, 2011, the transmittal fee paid to the USPTO as Receiving Office consists of both a basic portion and a non-electronic filing portion. See 37 CFR 1.445(a)(1). The non-electronic filing portion is applicable where applicant files the international application in paper rather than by the USPTO’s electronic filing system (EFS-Web).