September 19, 2006

On Friday, the USPTO released its newest revision to its fee schedule (effective September 15, 2006), available at the link below. The only changes as pertaining to patents relates to the “PCT Fees to Foreign Offices” section, where the international filing fee (first 30 pages) for PCT Easy fell $15 to $1,008, and the non-PCT Easy fell $16 to $1,086. The international search (EPO) fee increased $182 to $2,059, while the handling fee fell $2 to $155. The disclaimer on this section of the fee schedule remains, in that “PCT Fees to Foreign Offices subject to periodic change due to fluctuations in exchange rate. Refer to the Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office for current amounts.” On the trademark side, one notable change is that the application for registration (per international class) paper filing fee increased $40 to $375.

New USPTO Fee Schedule: LINK

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