On April 1, 2019, a new system will be
introduced for the reduction of patent examination application and other fees.
This system can be applied to all applications filed on or after April 1, 2019,
regardless of the filing date.
The beneficiaries of this system are
primarily small and medium-sized enterprises, venture companies and
universities. The application procedure for this system was substantially simplified
so that, as compared to the current system, it is not necessary to submit any
application forms. In order to receive the reduced fee, it is sufficient to
only indicate on the examination application form or registering and
maintaining patent fee payment form that the applicant wishes to receive the reduction
and it will no longer be necessary to submit the existing reduction application
form. In addition, no supporting documents need to be filed and all
applications will be addressed to the JPC in a unified manner. For further information, please contact us