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Entering into the German phase
filing a German patent application on the bases of a PCT application


revising the appliction or the German translation hours rate


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words (source text) €/word
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filing fee

Receiving Office = German PTO

claim fees, number of claims:
search request
examination request
international search covered whole application
3rd renewal fee
late filing of documents times:
value added tax
total amount

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Standard cases do not require professional work when entering into the German phase. The filing and the claim fees are by a factor of 1.5 higher compared to online filing of direct German patent applications.

The examination request must be filed within 7 years of the international filing date.

Documents and Information

We require the following documents and information for entering into the German phase:

  1. PCT application number and/or PCT publication number
  2. literal translation, if the PCT application has not been published in the English, German or French language

helpful, if at hand:

  1. copy of the PCT International Application Request, including description, claims, drawings and abstract
  2. international search report
  3. documents submitted in the international phase, including amendments
  4. address of each inventor if different from the address recorded by the WIPO or indicated on the WO publication(s)

This page should not be construed as legal advice.
No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the official fees. The attorney's fees indicated on this page are minimum charges of the law firm Dr.-Ing. Hellmich which may be raised in urgent or difficult cases.
This page does not constitute an offer but rather "invitatio ad offerendum" (invitation to make an offer).