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Citation: OJ EPO 2014, A13
Online publication date: 31.1.2014

Decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 13 December 2013 revising the Office’s fees and expenses

Article 1

Pursuant to Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Rules relating to Fees, the amount of the administrative fees provided for in the Implementing Regulations and the fees and expenses for any services rendered by the European Patent Office other than those specified in Article 2 of the Rules relating to Fees shall be revised as shown in the following extract from the schedule of fees. The extract from the fees schedule shall form part of this decision.

Article 2

The fees and expenses as revised in accordance with Article 1 shall be binding on payments made on or after 1 April 2014.

Article 3

This decision shall enter into force on 1 April 2014.

Done at Munich, 13 December 2013

Benoît BATTISTELLI

President

 

 

 

Code

Applicable as from 1 April 2014

Nature of fee

Amount
(EUR)

 

 

 

 

2. Fees and expenses (Article 3(1) of the Rules relating to Fees)

 

 

2.1 Administrative fees/ expenses

 

022

1. Registering of transfer (R. 22(2) EPC)

100,00

023

2. Registering of licences and other rights (R. 23(1) EPC)

100,00

024

3. Cancellation of entry in respect of licences and other rights (R. 23(2) EPC)

100,00

025

4. Certified copies of the European patent certificate with specification attached (R. 74 EPC)

50,00

026

5. Extracts from the European Patent Register

40,00

-

6. Online inspection of the files of European patent applications and patents

free

 

- for each A4 page printed (available only by self-service on European Patent Office premises)

0,40

-

7.1 Charge for furnishing paper copies (up to 100 A4 pages) or an electronic storage medium for file inspection (R. 145(2) EPC)

50,00

027

- surcharge per A4 page over 100

0,50

059

7.2 Additional charge for sending copies by fax, per page

 

 

- in Europe

4,75

 

- outside Europe

6,25

029

8.1 Issue of a certified copy of a European patent application or an international application and a certificate stating the filing date (priority document) (R. 54 EPC; R. 17.1(b), R. 21.2 PCT)

50,00

080

8.2 Certification of other documents

50,00

030

9.1 Communication of information contained in the files of a European patent application (R. 146 EPC)

40,00

059

9.2 Additional charge per page for transmission by fax

 

 

- in Europe

4,75

 

- outside Europe

6,25

055

11. Additional copy of the documents cited in the European search report

40,00

031

13. Issue of receipts by fax (OJ EPO 1992, 310)

 

 

- in Europe

55,00

 

- outside Europe

85,00

-

14. Copies of EPO documents, per page (A4)

 

 

- copied by EPO staff

0,80

 

- self-service

0,40

 

 

 

 

2.2 Fees and charges for various searches

 

 

1. Fee for an international-type search[ 1 ] (Art. 15(5) PCT)

 

-

1.1 For first filings

1 195,00

-

1.2 For all other cases

1 870,00

066

2. Fee for the late furnishing of sequence listing[ 2 ] (R. 13ter.1(c), R. 13ter.2 PCT).

230,00

 

 

 

[ 1 ] Payable unless different terms have been agreed between the European Patent Organisation and a contracting state to the European Patent Convention.

[ 2 ] See Article 4 of the decision of the President of the EPO dated 28 April 2011 (OJ EPO 2011, 372).

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