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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

 
 
Amounts of fees to be paid in the European phase
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The amounts of all fees that may be due on entry into the European phase or thereafter are listed in the current version of the Rules relating to Fees (RFees) and the Schedule of fees and expenses of the EPO, which is published as a supplement to the Official Journal and can be found on the EPO website[ 30 ]. Guidance for the payment of fees and expenses is published in each issue of the Official Journal.
OJ 3/2012 Suppl.
OJ 2013, 633
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All fees to be paid on entry into the European phase are to be paid to the EPO in euro. A list of bank accounts opened in the name of the EPO and information on the different options to make a valid payment, for instance via a deposit account held with the EPO, can be found in each issue of the Official Journal and on the EPO website[ 31 ]. Please refer to OJ 2013, 633, for information on EPO bank accounts that will be closed with effect from 31 January 2014.
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Applicants having a deposit account may also make use of the automatic debiting procedure in respect of any fee that must be paid within the 31-month time limit and thereafter. If an automatic debit order is filed in due time, any fee which must be paid within the 31-month time limit will be debited on the last day of that time limit. For more information on deposit accounts, reference is made to the supplement to the third issue of the Official Journal 2009.  
OJ 3/2009 Suppl.
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Please note that payment of any fees in cash, by cheque or by credit card is not possible.