Fees may be paid in the following ways:
Art. 5 RFees
Point 6.2 ADA
Debiting of deposit accounts in principle occurs on the basis of a debit order signed by the account holder for each individual application concerned. A debit order may be filed using the EPO Online Filing software, the new online filing (CMS) or the Online Fee Payment service. It may also be filed on paper, by fax or via web-form filing, in which case the use of EPO Form 1010, Form PCT/RO/101 or Form PCT/IPEA/401 is mandatory. This applies to both individual and collective debit orders (lists), and also to orders filed by letter and not readable electronically (see point 6.2 of the Arrangements for deposit accounts, Supplementary publication 3, OJ EPO 2015, 8Supplementary publication 3, OJ EPO 2015, 11>8). Failure to use the above forms will delay processing considerably, although payers will keep the original submission date as payment date. In such cases, however, for processing purposes, from 1 April 2014 onwards debit orders are to be resubmitted using the standard forms (see Supplementary publication 4, OJ EPO 2014, 3>2).