Pay fees and claim refunds

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You have several options for paying your patent fees online:

  • by debit order from your deposit account using a smart card connection:
    • in Online Fee Payment, where you can also submit batch debit orders for multiple applications and access your account information
    • using online filing services
  • by credit card with immediate effect
     

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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.

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You can also pay fees while using EPO online filing services

or WIPO's online filing services:

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To pay patent fees by credit card, you first have to register for our credit card fee payment service. 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.

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To claim refunds online, you must first register via our portal. This involves setting up a username (e-mail address) and password (no smart card authentication needed).

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.

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