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XN - Nordic Patent Institute
Nordic Patent Institute

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Nordic Patent Institute
List of currencies used in this document:
CHF (Swiss franc), DKK (Danish krone), EUR (Euro), ISK (Icelandic krona), NOK (Norwegian krone), SEK (Swedish krona), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Organization:
Nordic Patent Institute
Two-letter code:
XN
Nordic Patent Institute - Nordic Patent Institute
Name of Office:
Nordic Patent Institute
Location:
Helgeshoj Allé 81
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(45-43) 50 85 00
E-mail:
npi@npi.int
Facsimile:
(45-43) 50 80 08
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by facsimile
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
All kinds of documents
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
Yes
within 14 days from the date of the transmission
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Refer to the Office
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
Refer to the Office
Provisional protection after international publication:
Refer to the Office
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No

Annex D - International Searching Authority

International Searching Authority competent for the following Receiving Offices:
DK
Denmark - Danish Patent and Trademark Office
IS
Iceland - Icelandic Intellectual Property Office (ISIPO)
NO
Norway - Norwegian Industrial Property Office
SE
Sweden - Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV)
Search fee (PCT Rule 16):
This fee is payable to the receiving Office in the currency or one of the currencies accepted by it (refer to Annex C)
1,713 CHF
13,200 DKK
1,775 EUR
271,000 ISK
19,970 NOK
20,760 SEK
1,875 USD
This fee is payable to the receiving Office in the currency or one of the currencies accepted by it.
Additional search fee (PCT Rule 40.2):
13,200 DKK
This fee is payable to the International Searching Authority and only in particular circumstances.
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international search report (PCT Rule 44.3):
per document 50 DKK
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.1ter):
per page 3.25 DKK
Protest fee (PCT Rule 40.2(e)):
8,000 DKK
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rule 13ter.1(c)):
Information not yet available
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the search fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
Where the international application is withdrawn or is considered withdrawn, under PCT Article 14(1), (3) or (4), before the start of the international search:
refund of 100%
Where the Authority benefits from an earlier international or international-type search:
refund of 50%
Where on an earlier application, the priority of which is claimed, a search report has been issued by the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, the Icelandic Intellectual Property Office (ISIPO), the Norwegian Industrial Property Office or the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV) and where the Authority benefits from that search report:
refund of 25%
Languages accepted for international search:
Danish
English
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish
Does the Authority accept informal comments on earlier search results where an international application claims priority from an earlier application already searched by this Authority?
No
Types of physical media accepted for the furnishing of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings:
CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM or DVD-R
Subject matter that will not be searched:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 39.1 with the exception of any subject matter searched under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of the Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian patent laws
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated on the request form at the time of filing
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated on the request form at the time of filing

Annex SISA - International Searching Authority (Supplementary Search)

Fees payable to the International Bureau:
For further details on the payment of fees to the International Bureau, refer to the WIPO website at http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/special.html
Supplementary search fee (PCT Rule 45bis.3):
This fee is fixed by the Authority in DKK and will be revised from time to time to reflect currency fluctuations between DKK and CHF
— for a full search
1,713 CHF
— for a search of only the documentation in Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish
519 CHF
Supplementary search handling fee (PCT Rule 45bis.2):
200 CHF
Late payment fee (PCT Rule 45bis.4(c)):
100 CHF
Fees payable to the Authority:
Fee for copies of documents cited in the supplementary international search report (PCT Rule 45bis.7(c)):
50 DKK
Review fee (PCT Rule 45bis.6(c)):
8,000 DKK
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.1ter):
per page 3.25 DKK
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rules 13ter.1(c) and 45bis.5(c)):
Information not yet available
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the supplementary search fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
The International Bureau shall refund this fee where the supplementary search request has not yet been transmitted to the Authority and the international application is withdrawn or considered withdrawn, or the supplementary search request is withdrawn or considered not to have been submitted (refer to PCT Rule 45bis.3(d)):
refund of 100%
The Authority shall refund this fee where work has not yet started and the supplementary search request is considered not to have been submitted (refer to PCT Rule 45bis.3(e)):
refund of 100%
Languages accepted for supplementary international search:
Danish
English
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish
Subject matter that will not be searched:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 39.1 with the exception of any subject matter searched under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of the Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian patent laws
Scope of documentation included in the supplementary international search:
In addition to PCT minimum documentation, the Authority shall include at least the documents held in its search collection in: Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
Limitations on supplementary international search:
The Authority shall conduct a maximum of 500 supplementary international searches per year
Types of physical media accepted for the furnishing of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings:
CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM or DVD-R
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated in the request form at the time of filing

Annex E - International Preliminary Examining Authority

International Preliminary Examining Authority competent for the following Receiving Offices:
DK
Denmark - Danish Patent and Trademark Office
IS
Iceland - Icelandic Intellectual Property Office (ISIPO)
NO
Norway - Norwegian Industrial Property Office
SE
Sweden - Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV)
Preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 58):
5,000 DKK
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority.
Additional preliminary examination fee (PCT Rule 68.3):
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority and only in particular circumstances.
5,000 DKK
Handling fee (PCT Rule 57.1):
1,540 DKK
This fee is payable to the International Preliminary Examining Authority. It is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee for copies of documents cited in the international preliminary examination report (PCT Rule 71.2):
per document 50 DKK
Fee for copies of documents contained in the file of the international application (PCT Rule 94.2):
per page 3.25 DKK
Protest fee (PCT Rule 68.3(e)):
8,000 DKK
Late furnishing fee (PCT Rule 13ter.2):
Information not yet available
Conditions for refund and amount of refund of the preliminary examination fee:
Money paid by mistake, without cause, or in excess, will be refunded
In the cases provided for under PCT Rule 58.3:
— in the case of PCT Rules 54.4, 54bis.1(b) and 58bis.1(b):
refund of 100%;
— in the case of PCT Rule 60.1(c):
refund of the amount paid less the current amount of the transmittal fee
If the international application or the demand is withdrawn before the start of the international preliminary examination:
refund of 100%
Languages accepted for international preliminary examination:
Danish
English
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish
Subject matter that will not be examined:
The subject matter specified in items (i) to (vi) of PCT Rule 67.1 with the exception of any subject matter examined under the patent grant procedure in accordance with the provisions of the Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian patent laws
Waiver of power of attorney:
Waivers of powers of attorney do not apply (PCT Rule 90.4(e) and 90.5(d)) where the agent or common representative submits any notice of withdrawal during the international phase (PCT Rule 90bis.1 to 90bis.4, also refer to International Phase, paragraph 11.048).
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a separate power of attorney is required:
Upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated on the request form or on the demand form at the time of their filing
Has the Authority waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
Yes
Particular instances in which a copy of a general power of attorney is required:
Upon appointment of, or for any paper submitted by, an agent or a common representative who was not indicated on the request form or on the demand form at the time of their filing
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 23 Jul 2024