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European (EPC) fees

Rules relating to Fees

Decisions and notices relating to fee changes

Fees for European patents are adjusted every two years (with effect from 1 April, even years)

Fee payments and refunds

See information on how to make fee payments to the EPO by deposit account, bank transfer or credit card and how to claim a refund.


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