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The European Patent Convention

 
 

Rules relating to Fees

 

of 20 October 1977 
as adopted by decision of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation of 7 December 2006 and as last amended by decision of the Administrative Council of 13 December 2013[ 1 ]
  
General 
Fees provided for in the Convention and in the Implementing Regulations 
Fees, expenses and prices laid down by the President of the Office 
Due date for fees 
Payment of fees 
Particulars concerning payments 
Date to be considered as the date on which payment is made 
Insufficiency of the amount paid 
Refund of search fees 
Refund of the fee for a technical opinion  
Refund of examination fee 
Refund of insignificant amounts 
Termination of financial obligations 
Reduction of fees 
Entry into force 
  
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT ORGANISATION, 
HAVING REGARD to the European Patent Convention and in particular Article 33, paragraph 2(d), thereof,
HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RULES RELATING TO FEES: 
 
[ 1 ] Consolidated version of the Rules relating to Fees (RFees) applicable as from 1 April 2014.
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)
01.04.2008 - 30.06.2010 
CA/D 19/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 587)
01.07.2007 - 31.03.2012 
CA/D 10/09 (OJ EPO 2009, 593)
01.04.2012 - 31.03.2014 
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)
CA/D 19/13 (OJ EPO 2014, A4)