EPO Fee Increase for April 2016

News

The EPO Administrative Council has released details of its biennial increase in official fees.  The fee increase applies only to certain fees, at a rate of about 2%, and comes into force on 1st April 2016.

Fees paid prior to 1st April 2016 will be charged at the current, lower rate. Clients may wish to pay fees earlier than the due date to take advantage of the current amounts.  Applicants are also reminded that renewal fees can be paid up to 3 months in advance of their due date.

 

Amounts in Euros

 

Fee Old Fee (until 31.3.2016) New Fee (from 1.4.2016)
Search Fee 1285 1300
Examination Fee (with SSR) 1620 1635
Examination Fee (without SSR) 1805 1825
Designation Fee 580 585
Claims Fee (claims >50) 580 per claim 585 per claim
Grant Fee 915 925
Further Processing (basic) 250 255

Re-establishment of rights

635 640
Opposition Fee 775 785
Appeal Fee 1860 1880
     
Renewal Fees    
3rd Year 465 470
4th Year  580 585
5th Year  810 820
6th Year  1040 1050
7th Year  1155 1165
8th Year  1265 1280
9th Year  1380 1395
10th - 20th Year  1560 1575