• Hague Agreement Costs

    Posted on Dezember 10, 2020 by in Allgemein

    The International Office provides an online tool, the Hague System Calculator, to help the applicant calculate WIPO`s corresponding application fees. The hague system`s computing tool is available in www.wipo.int/hague/en/fees/calculator.jsp. A separate designation fee is levied for each party designated in an international design application. The standard designation fee (Rule 12, paragraph 1, paragraph ii) applies to the designation of a party that has not set an individual designation fee. The default designation fee varies between levels 1 to 3, depending on the type of review conducted by each designated contracting party and on a specific agreement between that party and the International Bureau. Standard designation fees are set out in the pricing plan. The reproductive requirements are set out in Rule 9 of the Hague Agreement and are part of four administrative instructions for the implementation of the Hague Agreement. The provisions of the Hague agreement and administrative instructions are available on WIPO`s website at the following address www.wipo.int/hague/en/legal_texts/. In addition, on WIPO`s website, some technical requirements for image files such as resolution, minimum and maximum image size, limit width, etc., are available under: www.wipo.int/hague/en/how_to/file/prepare.html. For reproductions submitted through the USPTO as an indirect submission office on the EFS web, you will also find the EFS-Web Quick Start guide for internationally designed applications at: www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/applying-online/efs-web-guidance-and-resources The International Bureau provides a fee calculator in which users can enter the corresponding data relating to their international design applications and the pricing calculator determines the amount of fees required (without the required transfer fee) in Swiss currency. See www.wipo.int/hague/en/fees/calculator.jsp. Applicants may also consider creating a current account with WIPO and include the authorization in the tax payment section of form DM/1, which orders the International Bureau to charge the necessary fees on the wiPO current account.

    For more information on paying fees to WIPO, see www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/finance/hague.html.