Competitive Prices

All PCT authorities in Europe have signed an agreement with the European Patent Office, to ensure that the schedule of fees, with respect to all work done as an International Search Authority, is harmonized to the Rules relating to Fees at the EPO.

This means that although prices for filing might vary a little due to currency exchanges rates and small variations in fee amounts, the fees payable for filing an international patent application are more or less the same or very similar, regardless of which ISA or IPEA an applicant chooses.

Furthermore, work performed by Nordic Patent Institute is recognised by EPO and the Swedish Patent Office, who offer partial fee refunds if the search can be based on a search performed by Nordic Patent Institute and vice versa.

Click here to see the various filing routes and the fees applicable. You will see that when it comes to fees, Nordic Patent Institute is quite competitive.