You have several options for paying your patent fees online:
To pay patent fees from a deposit account, you first have to register for our Online Fee Payment service. Accessing it requires a secure smart card connection.
You can also pay fees while using EPO online filing services
or WIPO's online filing services:
To pay patent fees by credit card and use the bank transfer functionality to prepare a bank transfer, you first have to register as a user in Central Fee Payment. This involves setting up a username and password, but no smart card authentication is needed.
Credit card transactions are processed by the e-payments provider Ingenico. Please note that refunds to credit card accounts are not possible.
You need a smart card to pay patent fees via a deposit account in Central Fee Payment.
To claim refunds online, you first have to register for our online service. Users should register with a username (email address) and password or using the smart card authentication.
Then all you need to do is enter the relevant application number and corresponding refund code which you will have received in separate communications by post.