IP Newsletter Issue 26 (2018-07-09)
 
SIPO recently issued a notification for adjustment of official fees from 1 August 2018.

   1.Letter’s Patent Fee as well as printing fee of announcement for patent will be canceled.

   2.Registration of changing a patent agency and attorney will be canceled.

   3.Transmittal fee for PCT international application will be canceled.

   4.When the applicant requests to withdraw a patent application before the expiration of the period of responding to the first office action during the examination if the responding documents to the office action is not submitted, 50% of request for the substantive examination fee could be refunded upon specifically requirement by the applicant.