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Agreement on the Visegrad Patent Institute (pdf, 523 kB)

 

 

Search Fee Refund

Where the VPI benefits from the results of an earlier search carried out by any of the national Offices of the PCT Contracting States or from an earlier international search report or international type search report, 40% of the amount of the search fee paid shall be refunded.

Applicants are kindly requested

  • to indicate on the filing request (form PCT/RO/101) that such earlier search exits, and
  • to furnish the earlier search report if it is not readily available to the VPI or to the Receiving Office.

Eligibility to the 40% refund is decided by the VPI at completion of the search. Positive decision is communicated to the applicants when the Search Report is issued via issuing form PCT/ISA/213. Parallel to the PCT/ISA/213, a Search Fee Refund Form (pdf, 136 kB) is also transmitted to the applicants. Applicants are kindly requested to inform VPI of their preferred method of refund (bank transfer or postal delivery) by sending the completed Search Fee Refund Form to the address of the Secretariat of the VPI:

Visegrad Patent Institute

II. János Pál papa tér 7.
H-1081 Budapest
Hungary