Official Journal February 2014

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Citation: OJ EPO 2014, A28
Online publication date: 28.2.2014

Bank accounts of the European Patent Organisation

Important information for patent applicants

1. Fee payments to EPO bank accounts must be made in EUR and transferred without charge to the payee.

2. On the bank transfer, the payer must give the following payment-reference information:

- patent application number

- fee code(s)

Examples: <EPXXXXXXXX.X, codes XXX, XXX>, < PCT USXXXXXXXXXX codes XXX, XXX, XXX>.,

3. Payers are strongly recommended to make separate transfers for each application, to ensure, in accordance with Article 6(1) of the Rules relating to Fees (RFees), that the payment-reference field gives all relevant data to enable the Office to establish immediately the purpose of payment.

4. Due to developments in electronic processing at the EPO, bank payments concerning

(a) several applications, or

(b) one application, if the payment-reference field is too small for all the data (see point 2 above) needed to ensure immediate allocation of the payment,

must in future be accompanied by EPO Form 1010 or PCT Forms PCT/RO/101 and IPEA/401 and sent to the EPO by post or to its central fax number in Munich.

The automated electronic processes will improve the security, timeliness, quality and transparency of fee payments. Failure to use the above forms will delay processing considerably, although payers will not lose their payment date under Article 7 RFees. In such cases, from 1 April 2014 onwards the EPO will however require them to resubmit the order using the standard form, to ensure proper processing.

Euro accounts of the European Patent Organisation

Payments from member states that are not included in the list of "Euro accounts of the European Patent Organisation" shall be made to the following bank account of the European Patent Organisation:

N° 3 338 800 00 (BLZ 700 800 00)
IBAN DE20 7008 0000 0333 8800 00
BIC DRESDEFF700
Commerzbank AG
Promenadeplatz 7
80273 Munich
Germany

 

Member state

Bank account

Address

BG

Bulgaria

N°: 1465104501
IBAN: BG72 UNCR 7630 1465 1045 01
BIC: UNCRBGSFXXX

UniCredit Bulbank
7, Sveta Nedelya Sq.
1000 SOFIA
BULGARIA

CH

Switzerland

N°: 230-322 005 60 M
IBAN: CH49 0023 0230 3220 0560 M
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

UBS
Bahnhofstr. 45
8021 ZÜRICH
SWITZERLAND

CZ

Czech Republic

IBAN: CZ52 0300 1712 8010 1700 2453
BIC: CEKOCZPPXXX

ńĆeskoslovenská obchodní banka, a.s.
Radlická 333/150
150 57 PRAHA 5
CZECH REPUBLIC

DE

Germany

N°: 3 338 800 00 (BLZ 700 800 00) 
IBAN: DE20 7008 0000 0333 880000
BIC: DRESDEFF700

Commerzbank AG
Promenadeplatz 7
80273 MÜNCHEN
GERMANY

DK

Denmark

N° : 3001014560
IBAN : DK94 3000 3001 0145 60
BIC: DABADKKKXXX

Danske Bank A /S
Holmens Kanal Dept.
Holmens Kanal 2 -12
1092 KOPENHAGEN K
DENMARK 

GB

United Kingdom

N°: 86 98 72 66 (sort code 20-47-35)
IBAN: GB10 BARC 2047 3586 9872 66
BIC: BARCGB22XXX

Barclays Bank plc
International Corporate
PO Box 391
38 Hans Crescent
Knightsbridge
LONDON SW1X 0LZ
UNITED KINGDOM

HU

Hungary

N°: 11764946-00239880
IBAN: HU46 1176 4946 0023 9880 0000 0000
BIC: OTPVHUHBXXX
ld n°: 

OTP Bank Rt.
Központi Fiók
Deák Ferenc utca 7- 9
1052 BUDAPEST
HUNGARY

IS

Iceland

N°: 0101-38-710440
IBAN: IS77 0101 3871 0440 4312 0490 80
BIC: LAISISRE
ld n°: EPO 431204-9080

National Bank of Iceland
Main Branch
Austurstraeti 11
101 REYKJAVIK
ICELAND

LT

Lithuania

N°: LT52 7044 0600 0559 2279
IBAN: LT52 7044 0600 0559 2279
BIC: CBVILT2XXXX

AB SEB bankas
Gedimino pr. 12
1103 VILNIUS
LITHUANIA

LV

Latvia

N°: LV40UNLA0050008873109
IBAN: LV40UNLA0050008873109
BIC: UNLALV2XXXX

SEB banka
Meistaru iela 1, Valdlauci
Kekavas pagasts, Kekavas novads
LV1076, LATVIA

MC

Monaco

N°: 30004 09179 00025422154 91 (RIB)
IBAN: FR76 3000 4091 7900 0254 2215 491
BIC: BNPAFRPPAMC

BNP – Paribas
Agence Monaco Charles III
Avenue de la Madone
98000 MONACO
MONACO

PL

Poland

N°: 42103015080000000504086003
IBAN: PL42 1030 1508 0000 0005 0408 6003
BIC: CITIPLPXXXX

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
Senatorska 16
00-923 WARSZAWA
POLAND

RO

Romania

N°: 279682
IBAN: RO36BACX0000000279682000
BIC: BACXROBU

UniCredit Tiriac Bank S. A.
Sucursala Rosetti
Str. C. A., Rosetti Nr. 36, Sectorul 2
020015 BUCARESTI
ROMANIA  

SE

Sweden

N°: 4885-7939
IBAN: SE08 6000 0000 0000 4885 7939
BIC: HANDSESSXXX

SHB, HIFF- L
Svenska Handelsbanken
106 70 STOCKHOLM
SWEDEN  

TR

Turkey

N°: 4214-301120-1039000
IBAN: TR89 0006 4000 0024 2141 039000
BIC: ISBKTRISXXX

Türkiye IS Bankasi A.S.
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvari 8
06640 KIZILAY / ANKARA
TURKEY

February 2014

The list of European Patent Organisation bank accounts is published on the EPO website under www.epo.org/applying/forms-fees/payment.html.

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