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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

 
 
Fees
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For international preliminary examination, the handling fee and the preliminary examination fee must be paid direct to the EPO as IPEA. The preliminary examination fee is set by the EPO. The handling fee is provided for in the Schedule of Fees under the PCT which is published by the IB.
WIPO PCT Guide 10.035 -10.043 
OJ 3/2012, Supplement
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Both fees have to be paid within one month of the date on which the demand was submitted or within 22 months from the priority date, whichever time limit expires later. The amounts of the handling fee and the preliminary examination fee to be paid shall be the amounts applicable on the date of payment.
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Applicants are urged to use the Fee Calculation Sheet annexed to the demand form (PCT/IPEA/401).