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7 June 2022

From July 1, 2022, EAPO starts to provide services as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The decision to designate the EAPO as an ISA and IPEA was adopted at the 53rd Session of the PCT Union Assembly held in October 2021.

Fees payable for the international search and international preliminary examination, as well as other services provided by EAPO within the functions of ISA and IPEA are publishedon the EAPO web portal.

Further information concerning EAPO services as an ISA and IPEA will be published in Annexes D and E of the PCT Applicant's Guide and on the EAPO web portal.

Source: EAPO.

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