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Making payments

Fee payments, which must be in euro, can be made to the EPO:

  • by payment/transfer to a bank account of the European Patent Organisation, quoting, as payment reference for the bank, the patent application number and fee codes to which the payment relates,
  • via a deposit account held with the EPO or
  • via online fee payment

When making fee payments, the following important information has to be considered.

Guidance and other relevant information for making fee payments
Bank account of the European Patent Organisation for payments in euro

All payments and transfers to the EPO are to be made to the following account with Commerzbank in Germany:

Nr. 3 338 800 00 (BLZ 700 800 00)
IBAN DE20 7008 0000 0333 8800 00
BIC* DRESDEFF700
Commerzbank AG
Leopoldstrasse 230
80807 München
Germany

* BIC COBADEFFXX can be used in case the bank does not recognise BIC DRESDEFF700 


Requirements related to bank transfers (OJ EPO 2015, A65, Point 2)
Deposit account
Online fee payment
More information on online fee payment

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