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Article 2[ 2 ]
Fees provided for in the Convention and in the Implementing Regulations

(1)
The fees due to be paid to the Office under Article 1, unless otherwise provided in paragraph 2, shall be as follows:
1.[ 3 ] Filing fee
- the European patent application or, in the case of an international application, the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) is filed online 
120
- the European patent application or, in the case of an international application, the form for entry into the European phase (EPO Form 1200) is not filed online  
210
1a.[ 4 ] Additional fee
for a European patent application comprising more than 35 pages (not counting pages forming part of a sequence listing) (Rule 38, paragraph 2)
plus EUR 15
 
for the 36th and each subsequent page
1b.[ 5 ] Additional fee
in the case of a divisional application filed in respect of any earlier application which is itself a divisional application (Rule 38, paragraph 4)
- fee for a divisional application of second generation 
210
- fee for a divisional application of third generation 
420
- fee for a divisional application of fourth generation 
630
- fee for a divisional application of fifth or any subsequent generation 
840
2. Search fee in respect of
- a European or supplementary European search on an application filed on or after 1 July 2005 (Article 78, paragraph 2, Rule 62, Rule 64, paragraph 1, Article 153, paragraph 7, Rule 164[ 6 ], paragraphs 1 and 2)
1 285
- a European or supplementary European search on an application filed before 1 July 2005 (Article 78, paragraph 2, Rule 64, paragraph 1, Article 153, paragraph 7)
875
- an international search (Rule 16.1 PCT and Rule 158, paragraph 1)
1 875[ 7 ]
- a supplementary international search (Rule 45bis.3(a) PCT)
1 875[ 8 ]
3.[ 9 ] Designation fee
for one or more Contracting States (Article 79, paragraph 2) in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
580
4. Renewal fees
For the European patent application (Article 86 Paragraph 1), calculated in each case from the date of filing of the application
- for the 3rd year
465
- for the 4th year
580
- for the 5th year
810
- for the 6th year
1 040
- for the 7th year
1 155
- for the 8th year
1 265
- for the 9th year
1 380
- for the 10th and each subsequent year
1 560
5. Additional fee
for belated payment of a renewal fee for the European patent application (Rule 51, paragraph 2)
50%
 
of the belated renewal fee 
6. Examination fee
- an application filed before 1July 2005  
1 805
- an application filed on or after 1 July 2005  
1 620
- an international application filed on or after 1 July 2005 for which no supplementary European search report is drawn up (Article 153, paragraph 7)
1 805
7.[ 10 ] Fee for grant
including fee for publication of the European patent specification (Rule 71, paragraph 3), in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
915
8.[ 11 ] Fee for publishing
a new specification of the European patent (Rule 82, paragraph 2, Rule 95, paragraph 3)
75
9. Surcharge
for late performance of the acts required to maintain the European patent in amended form (Rule 82, paragraph 3, Rule 95, paragraph 3)
120
10. Opposition fee
10a. Limitation or revocation fee
- request for limitation 
1 155
- request for revocation 
520
11. Fee for appeal[ 12 ]
1 860
11a. Fee for petition for review
12. Fee for further processing
- in the event of late payment of a fee 
50%
 
of the relevant fee 
- in the event of late performance of the acts required under Rule 71, paragraph 3
250
- other cases 
250
13.[ 13 ] Fee for re-establishment of rights/fee for requesting restoration/fee for reinstatement of rights
14. Conversion fee
14a. Fee for late furnishing of a sequence listing
15.[ 14 ] Claims fee
(Rule 45, paragraph 1, Rule 71, paragraph 4 , Rule 162, paragraph 1) in respect of an application filed on or after 1 April 2009
- for the 16th and each subsequent claim up to the limit of 50
235
- for the 51st and each subsequent claim
580
16. Fee for the awarding of costs
17. Fee for the conservation of evidence
18. Transmittal fee for an international application
19. Fee for the preliminary examination of an international application
20. Fee for a technical opinion
3 860
21.[ 16 ] Protest fee
22.[ 17 ] Review fee
  
For European patent applications filed before 1 April 2009 and international applications which entered the regional phase before that date, the amount of the fees specified in Article 2, item 3, item 3a, item 7 and item 15 of the Rules relating to Fees as in force until 31 March 2009 shall be as follows:
3. Designation fee
for each contracting state designated (Article 79, paragraph 2), designation fees being deemed paid for all contracting states upon payment of seven times the amount of this fee
100
3a. Joint designation fee
for the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein 
100
7. Fee for grant
including fee for printing the European patent specification (Rule 71, paragraph 3), where the application documents to be printed comprise:
7.1 not more than 35 pages 
915
7.2 more than 35 pages 
915
 
plus EUR 15
 
for the 36th and each subsequent page
15. Claims fee
for the sixteenth and each subsequent claim (Rule 45, paragraph 1, Rule 71, paragraph 4, Rule 162, paragraph 1)
235
 
[ 2 ] Last amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 14/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A5), entered into force on 01.04.2014.
[ 3 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 5/08 of 09.12.2008 (OJ EPO 2009, 7), entered into force on 01.04.2009.
[ 4 ] Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10) and amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 5/08 of 09.12.2008 (OJ EPO 2009, 7), entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118 and 2009, 338).
[ 5 ] Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 14/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A5) entered into force on 01.04.2014.
[ 6 ] Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 14/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A5), will enter into force on 01.11.2014.
[ 7 ] See decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 7/08 of 21.10.2008 concerning the reduction of this fee in favour of nationals of certain states (OJ EPO 2008, 521).
[ 8 ] Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 10/09 of 28.10.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 593), entered into force on 01.07.2010.
[ 9 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118).
[ 10 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118).
[ 11 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), entered into force on 01.04.2009.
[ 12 ] See also the new possibility of reimbursing part of the appeal fee (R 103(2)) introduced by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 16/13 of 13.12.2013 (OJ EPO 2014, A3), entered into force on 01.04.2014.
[ 13 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/07 of 25.10.2007 (OJ EPO 2007, 533), entered into force on 13.12.2007.
[ 14 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 15/07 of 14.12.2007 (OJ EPO 2008, 10), entered into force on 01.04.2009. See also notice from the EPO dated 26.01.2009 concerning the 2009 fee structure (OJ EPO 2009, 118).
[ 15 ] See decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 7/08 of 21.10.2008 concerning the reduction of this fee in favour of nationals of certain states (OJ EPO 2008, 521).
[ 16 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 6/11 of 27.10.2011 (OJ EPO 2011, 616), entered into force on 01.04.2012.
[ 17 ] Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 10/09 of 28.10.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 593), entered into force on 01.07.2010.
[ 18 ] Inserted by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 19/09 of 28.10.2009 (OJ EPO 2009, 587), entered into force on 01.04.2010.
Version history +
13.12.2007 - 13.12.2007 
13.12.2007 - 31.03.2008 
CA/D 17/07 (OJ EPO 2007, 533)
01.04.2008 - 31.03.2009 
CA/D 16/07 (OJ EPO 2008, 5)
01.04.2009 - 31.03.2010 
CA/D 15/07 (OJ EPO 2008, 10) and CA/D 5/08 (OJ EPO 2009, 7)
01.04.2010 - 30.06.2010 
CA/D 19/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 587)
01.07.2010 - 31.03.2012 
CA/D 10/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 593)
01.04.2012 - 31.3.2014 
CA/D 2/10 (OJ EPO 2010, 637)
CA/D 6/11 (OJ EPO 2011, 616)
01.04.2014 -  
CA/D 14/13 (OJ EPO 2014, A5)