Paying fees online

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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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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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You can also pay fees while using EPO online filing services

or WIPO's online filing services:

Secure access

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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