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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 manage your deposit account
    • using online filing services
  • by credit card with immediate effect
  • by using the bank transfer functionality

Using Online Fee Payment

Secure access

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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Using online filing services

You can also pay fees while using EPO online filing services

or WIPO's online filing services:

Paying by credit card

Using the bank transfer functionality

Claiming refunds

Secure access

To claim refunds online, you first have to register for our online service. This involves setting up a username and password, but no smart card authentication is 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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