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5.2.1 Filing fee, and search fee, designation fee

The filing, and search and designation fees are due on the day the European patent application is filed. They must be paid either within one month from that date (Rule 38) or, for Euro-PCT applications, within 31 months of the filing date or, where applicable, from the earliest priority claimed (see A‑III, 13.1). For the additional feefees payable as part of the filing fee, see A‑III, 13.2 and A‑IV,