March 24, 2016

EPO: slight increase in fees

The European Patent Office has announced the upcoming fee amendments for EPO services which will enter into force on April 1, 2016. According to the decision of the Administrative Council of December 16, 2015, some of the fees were to be slightly increased by 5-20 EUR, while the rest of the fees would remain unchanged. The shortlist of amended fees is represented below.

IP-Coster quotation system will be updated as soon as the changes enter into force.


  Current fee, EUR Fee valid on and after April 01, 2016, EUR
Filing the European patent application online 120 120
Additional fee for the 36th and each subsequent page of a patent application, per page 15 15
Search fee for an application filed on or after July 1, 2005 1 285 1 300
Designation fee 580 585
Renewal fee for the 3rd year 465 470
Examination fee in respect of an application filed on or after July 1, 2005 1 620 1 635
Examination fee for an international application filed on or after July 1, 2005 for which no supplementary European search report is drawn up 1 805 1 825
Patent grant fee 915 925
Fee for re-establishment of rights, fee for requesting a restoration, fee for reinstatement of rights 635 640
Claims fee for the 16th and each subsequent claim up to the 50th 235 235
Claims fee for the 51st and each subsequent claim 580 585

Author: Lynda Miller