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December 08, 2016

EAPO: official fees increase

On December 1, 2016, the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) announced increase in fees coming into force on January 1, 2017. The changes concern fees for main stages of Eurasian patent registration procedure, namely filing, examination, grant, etc.

The fees will be increased on average by 15%. Thus, starting from January 1, 2017 filing fee will constitute 28,000 RUB (approx. 410 EUR). Examination will cost 30,000 RUB (approx. 439 EUR) while grant fee will be increased to 18,000 RUB (approx. 263 EUR). However, certain fees, namely for late claiming priority, restoration of term for entry into Eurasian PCT regional phase, acceleration of publication of an application, change of name or address, remain unchanged. It is also worth mentioning that some new fees will be introduced. For your reference, below are more details concerning the changes to be implemented.

 

  Before January 1, 2017 On and After January 1, 2017
RUB (EUR)
Filing fee

25,000 (approx. 365)

per claim in excess of 5 – 3,200 (approx. 47)

28,000 (approx. 410)

per claim in excess of 5 – 3,700 (approx. 54)

per claim in excess of 20 – 4,000 (approx. 59)

per claim in excess of 50 – 5,000 (approx. 73)

Late filing of translation 3,200 (approx. 47) 3,700 (approx. 54)
Examination 

one invention – 25,500 (approx. 373)

 

a set of inventions – 25,500 (approx. 373)

the second invention – 19,000 (approx. 278)

the third, fourth, fifth inventions –9,500 (approx. 139) per invention

one invention – 30,000 (approx. 439)

 

a set of inventions – 30,000 (approx. 439)

the second independent claim – 20,000 (approx. 293)

per independent claim in excess of two – 10,000 (approx. 146)

Grant 16,000 (approx. 234) 18,000 (approx. 263)
Publication  160 (approx. 2.34) per page in excess of 35 200 (approx. 2.93) per page in excess of 35
Amendments of an application before the end of formal examination 3,200 (approx. 47) per request 3,700 (approx. 54) per request
Recordal of assignment  6,400 (approx. 94) 7,500 (approx. 110)

For more information on registration of EAPO regional patent or entry into Eurasian PCT regional phase or IP rights protection in any other country of your interest, please see our brief applicant’s guide.

In view of coming changes take the best chance to file your applications before the fees increase. We welcome you to visit our quotation system and get the most competitive quote for Eurasian patent registration.


Author: Lynda Miller

 

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