The EAPO will start acting as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT from July 1, 2022
The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) informs all interested parties that from July 1, 2022, the EAPO will start operations as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The decision to appoint the EAPO as an ISA and IPEA was made at the 53rd session of the Assembly of the PCT Union, which took place in October 2021.
The amounts of fees paid for international search and international preliminary examination and other actions performed by the EAPO in connection with the performance of the functions of ISA and IPEA are published on the EAPO web portal.
Further information regarding the activities of the EAPO as ISA and IPEA will be published in Annexes D and E of the PCT Applicant's Guide and on the EAPO web portal.