You can pay your patent fees to the EPO by:
Fee payments to the EPO must be made in EUR. For more information, please refer to
Deposit accounts are debited on the basis of an electronic debit order signed by the account holder or authorised representative.
The debit order may be
You can pay patent fees online by credit card. This is a secure and flexible way of making instant fee payments.
Please note that refunds to credit card accounts are not possible.
All payments and transfers to the EPO are to be made in EUR and without charge to the payee to the following account:
Beneficiary: European Patent Organisation
No. 3 338 800 00 (BLZ 700 800 00)
IBAN DE20 7008 0000 0333 8800 00
* Please use COBADEFFXXX if DRESDEFF700 is not recognised.
Applicants/professional representatives can file refund instructions pertaining to a given application requesting that all refunds be credited to a deposit account held with the EPO. Refund instructions should be filed using our online filing tools.
If you have not filed any refund instructions and do not hold a deposit account with the EPO, you can claim any pending refunds online and ask for them to be credited to a bank account.
The EPO no longer issues refunds of fees by cheque (effective 1.4.2019).