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Article 5[ 20 ]
Payment of fees

(1)
The fees due to the Office shall be paid in euro by payment or transfer to a bank account held by the Office. 
The President of the Office may allow other methods of paying fees than those set out in paragraph 1.
 
[ 20 ] Amended by decision of the Administrative Council CA/D 17/07 of 25.10.2007 (OJ EPO 2007, 533), and in particular by its Article 1, point 2; entered into force on 01.04.2008.
[ 21 ] See the Arrangements for deposit accounts valid as of 01.04.2015 (supplementary publication 3, OJ EPO 2015; supplemented by the notice from the EPO concerning abrogation of the transitional procedure for filing automatic debit orders with the EPO as receiving Office to pay fees in PCT proceedings, OJ EPO 2015, A53).
See the decision of the President of the EPO concerning the pilot project to introduce new means of electronic communication in EPO proceedings, OJ EPO 2015, A28.
Version history +
13.12.2007 - 31.03.2008 
01.04.2008 - 
CA/D 17/07 (OJ EPO 2007, 533)